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Outback artist John Murray paints a rival for the Budgie Smuggler

John Murray's emu impression of our first female Prime Minister hits the mark! The public response to his rejected Bald Achy submission of The Budgie Smuggler prompted the outback painter to have a go at his female counterpart.

Outback Artist John Murray - Interview Part 1

John Murray answers questions about his choice of home in Lightning Ridge and his work process

Outback Artist John Murray - Interview Part 2

John Murray answers questions about his his inspiration by the Australian outback landscape and its interaction with the human endeavour.

"Last Train to Nowhere" John Murray zooms in on the Old Ghan Line

Australian pioneering history is slowly crumbling along the Oodnadatta track. Outback artist John Murray's studies of the remnants of the sidings along the Old Ghan Line pay homage to the pioneering past of this desolate part of Australia. This acrylic triptych showcases Murray's ability to combine colour, texture and a sense of haunting space. No visit to Lightning Ridge is complete without a visit to John Murray's world class art gallery on the edge of the outback. This painting is available for purchase at

John Murray talks about his latest art works from studio in the Ridge

Join John in his bush studio with his latest collection of outback paintings. He talks about 11 original works which are featuring in Utes at the Carrington throughout November and December, 2009.

Outback Artists paint 1972 HQ for charity

John Murray paints the beginning touches of what will be a mobile canvas full of outback art by notable Australian realist painters. A charitable giving foundation has evolved out of Utes In the Paddock, aptly named Headlights, the 1972 HQ Holden ute, to be painted by 16 Australian artists and offered to the highest bidder, is the first fundraiser for the charity. Well known and loved for his wit and wimsy and outback flavour, John Murray has added his first larrakin galah to the vehicle.

"Dogs on the Fence Line" new Murray triptych - featuring in John Murray Art Gallery for ARTtober

Aussie artist John Murray with his faithful creative consultant and best mate Bazyl live in his Lightning Ridge studio. Bazyl the cattle dog spends a lot of time watching John paint and has a lot of ideas of his own.

John Murray Art Gallery on TV

As part of our relationship with our local Tourism Association, we were given the opportunity to have a TV advertisment created - we jumped at the chance!

This is a great way to be able to give John Murray Art lovers a "virtual tour" of the Gallery, and maybe even entice you for an Outback roadtrip to come and visit us in person.

Our ad began airing on Imparja Television channels Imparja, GO! and Gem from June 2014, if you haven't caught it yet check it out here...