David L Hume


I am from Tasmania, Australia, having grown up in the UK. I have spent a number of years living in the Tasmanian bush, from which I have gained a deep appreciation for nature and landscape. I hold a Ph.D from the University of Tasmania - Art History and Theory- and have taught in Australia, the UK, North  Africa, Thailand and extensively throughout mainland China, teaching Art and Design History and Theory, Tourism Studies, ESP Art and Design and research and study skills.

 My writing ranges across disciplines, including, tourism, fine art - especially ceramic art - and education. Independence, as a writer and teacher, is one of the things I value most, which, to some extent, has caused me to keep on the move, but as a result all my work retains its integrity.


I now live off grid in Southern Tasmania, a return to a lifestyle I first embraced over 30 years ago. There have been many developments since then, making this shift much easier now. I have also returned to a craft I enjoyed many many years before, writing poetry as an expression of place. You can find most of my writing in many genres here. It is not always pretty, and neither should it be...


Publication list


Blue Nib Literary Magazine http://magazine.thebluenib.com

Nostalgia  (July 2017)

Downsizing - a short story in ten poems  (July 2017)

Front Bar Waiting  (September 2017)


Nature Writing http://magazine.thebluenib.com 

A Dream Washed Up (September 2017)



September 2013

Tourism Art and Souvenirs: The Material Culture of Tourism

Taylor Francis (Routledge Group) ISBN-10: 0415839440 |

ISBN-13: 978-0415839440



May 2014

Doi Din Dang: The Studio of Somluk Pantiboom

Ceramics Technical

February 2014

Wildlife as Contemporary Representations of Culture,

Society and Heritage in South East Asia: The Case of the Elephant

Proceedings: Asia Pacific Sociological Association (APSA) Conference Transforming Societies: Contestations and Convergences in Asia and the Pacific

November 2013

What Shape is your Elephant: A survey of Souvenir Elephant from across South East Asia

Proceedings: International Conference on Tourism and Culture in Asia.

March 2013

Wu Song – The Age of Plastic

Ceramic Art and Perception 91: 11-14

January 2013

The Language of Souvenirs A Design Theory for the Production of Tourist Souvenirs:

Three Discrete Groups - the Sampled, Crafted and Representative

Proceedings of the Annual PSU Phuket International Conference 2012


The Genealogy of the Tourist Gaze Part 1: Art History, Anthropology and Souvenirs

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Society, Tourism, Education and Politics.

June 2012

The development of an English for Specific Purposes / Content Language Integrated Learning course for the emerging design and creative industries in the Peoples Republic of China

Proceedings of the ESP Asia 2010

March 2010

Goodbye B543

Temporary: The other possible operation of contemporary art museums

October 2009

Touch: an independent review of ceramic work by Peter Battaglenn and Sara Wright

Ceramic Art and Perception 77: 22–24

February 2009

The development of souvenirs: the arc of the boomerang

International Journal of Tourism Research Vol. 11, Issue 1, pages 55–70, January/February 2009

November 2007

Ceramic Sculpture: Fifth Biennial Art Exhibition at the China Art Academy, Hangzhou

Ceramic Art and Perception 70: 62–68

November 2006

The peasants are coming: Factory 798 Soul collection gallery, Beijing

Ceramic Art and Perception 65: 57–59

January 2005

Three Nudes: Spring Palace Painting

Ceramic Art and Perception 62: 58–61

March 2004

Art and the Tourist gaze, three discrete categories of souvenir:

Sampled, Crafted and Representative

Proceedings from the Australian Council of Art and Design Schools Conference 2003

August 2003

Wunderkammer 02: Art and craft from Tasmania and Far North Queensland

that addresses the activity of souveniring place through the agency of the tourist gaze.

Current Issues In Tourism Volume 7, Issue 4-5, October 2004, pages 449-455

October 2002

The strength of the Koorie line: Hunter – Gatherer Representations in Aboriginal tourist art of South East Australia

Proceedings from the 9th Conference on Hunters and Gatherers. Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

September 2001

Shed at CAST (Contemporary Art Services Tasmania) Gallery


June 2001

Earth Unplugged at Entrepôt Gallery, Centre for the Arts,

Tasmanian School of Art University of Tasmania

Pottery Australia, Volume 40 #2 June 2001

May 2001

Souvenirs: Bringing the holiday home

Exhibition catalogue. The School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston.