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John Murray Art Gallery

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Great and different

I was really taken aback by this gallery. After having seen John Murray art on numerous buildings... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bigdenw
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Wycheproof, Australia
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Went to the art gallery at Lighting Ridge. Amazing paintings with true Australian humour. Bought a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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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...more
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8 Opal St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I was really taken aback by this gallery. After having seen John Murray art on numerous buildings and structures as I have travelled - I was still surprised at the quality, and colour of so much of the work. A must do.

Thank bigdenw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the art gallery at Lighting Ridge. Amazing paintings with true Australian humour. Bought a couple of prints to go with my growing collection. A must on the itinery at Lightning Ridge.

Thank sbutcher912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't believe we were staying in a motel right next door to this wonderful gallery. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and seeing this amazing art work up close and personal- even more chuffed I could afford a mounted poster of "this must be the...More

Thank Bev W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The art work here is fascinating and well worth a visit. The video of the artist talking about his work is very interesting too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do when visiting LR. Brilliant art, a wonderful well set up gallery, and oh a fantastic look at his wife photography art as well. Both artists inspired by where they live, bring life and humour out from The bush, a wonderful gallery again,...More

Thank Phillip S
John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking time out of your holiday to submit such a lovely 5 star review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we are pleased you enjoyed the gallery and found it inspiring. We hope you return to Lightning Ridge and visit again in...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Iconic Australian artist who brings the bush to life. Impossible to pick a favourite when it is all this good. If you want to see John Murray's work on a huge scale duck down to Coonamble and check out the water tank. Simply brilliant!

Thank Steve W
John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for that Awesome 5 star review! Much appreciated, we are so glad that the outback art had such an impact on you, hope to see you again in these parts.

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I love galleries and I visit LR for one day only and unfortunately we been in rush to see as much as possible in a short period of time .The gallery was number one for visiting.I really love all art work in the gallery inside...More

Thank Zlata B
John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

We visited the John Murray art studio 5 years ago when we were last through Lightning Ridge and after not purchasing one of his paintings, we kicked ourselves ever since. This time we decided it was time to take one of these master pieces home....More

Thank John S
John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your 5 star review, it is so appreciated! We love it that you not only enjoyed the gallery and artwork during your visit, but that you also took time out of your busy day to write a lovely review and recommend us...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

John Murray's paintings are iconic for Lightning Ridge! Bright Colours and Cute illustrations of our native animals! Must visit!

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John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

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

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful artwork. I'm not an art gallery person but I loved his paintings. I even brought a couple.

Thank tballant61
John M, Owner at John Murray Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thanks for the review - it's always great when someone who doesn't usually frequent Galleries enjoys my work, hope you had a great stay in The Ridge.

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