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“Quirky and Interesting ”

John Murray Art Gallery
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Owner description: The colour and humour of life in the bush jumps out of the work with the whimsy and realism that sets John Murrays artwork apart from the pack. No visit to Lightning Ridge is complete without some time spent in the John Murray Art Gallery. Established in 1992 by creative duo John and Viki Murray to showcase John’s vibrant original acrylic paintings, the Gallery has since grown to include quality reproductions ranging from canvas prints and mounts to postcards and stubby coolers. The world-class gallery has retained its rustic roots and Australia’s leading outback artist continues to lure people from all over the country to see his endearing work first hand. Having lived on the opal fields for many years, Viki Murray has truly captured the personality of Lightning Ridge in her own unique photographic style. Whilst the Ridge is where she makes her bed, Viki is a sucker for a project where she has the opportunity to travel. This is why you’ll see a vast array of incredible photographs from India, Vietnam, Bali and coastal Australia mixed in with her bush photography. Viki likes to change her mediums as often as she does her subjects, you’ll be treated with rustic wooden prints, classic canvas and the sharp vibrancy aluminum prints bring to the table. From prints to books and cards, her works are quirky, eclectic, rustic and retro all rolled into one. Art that makes you smile.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the art which has elements of cartoon and photo realism. The art captures the outback wonderfully and the outback light is just right.Lots of interesting touches in the paintings when you look closely.
Highly recommended for a visit.

Thank Ross H
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John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the positive 5 star review! We appreciate you taking time to review the gallery and hope to see you again in Lightning Ridge.
All the best,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the visit and see how he catches the spirit of the outback. Love the way he paints our emu's.

Thank maj0rmitch
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John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5 star review and spending some time with us in the Gallery - we hope to see you in the Ridge again

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do for people who have spent time in the outback. John captures its spirit perfectly and has lots of items for sale to remind you of your travels. There is a very interesting DVD on show, also for sale for $15. We were very fortunate to meet John who was so interesting to talk to and he signed some artwork that we purchased. Free entry to the gallery and well worth a visit.

Thank Sally424
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John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5 star review - always so nice to hear people enjoying their time in the Gallery. We hope you enjoyed your entire stay in The Ridge and can come back and visit us sometime.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large art gallery in town by artist John Murray and his partner. He paints and she is a photographer. The paintings are really Aussie Lightning Ridge and really show the outback and the zany spirit of the Ridge. Not a lot t do in the Ridge - so go along and have a squiz!

Thank Rosemary H
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John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed the experience! We hope our artwork provides you with great memories of Lightning Ridge for years to come.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The art is very quirky but it was really a lovely place to visit. The artist seems to take a subject and make it recognisable with a bit of humour thrown in. It doesn’t take a long time to wander through and most of the work is for sale.

Thank djs715
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John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time looking around the Gallery.

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