Murray River Aboriginal Art

A selection of paintings showing the styles from this Aboriginal art region - some paintings may still be available for sale, while some may have been sold.

 

Manara – Grinding Stone by Summer Matthews

Summer Matthews  |  Manara – Grinding Stone

Jap 006437  |  glass  |  30 x 18 cm

Sold

Sea Life by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Sea Life

Jap 015044  |  acrylic on linen  |  165 x 91 cm

Owls by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Owls

Jap 012218  |  acrylic on linen  |  140 x 82 cm

Frill Neck Lizard by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Frill Neck Lizard

Jap 009445  |  acrylic on canvas board  |  45 x 34 cm

Two Parrots by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Two Parrots

Jap 011394  |  acrylic on board, framed  |  61 x 46 cm

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Black Cockatoos by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Black Cockatoos

Jap 011395  |  acrylic on board, framed  |  61 x 46 cm

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Magpies by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Magpies

Jap 011396  |  acrylic on linen  |  116 x 62 cm

Sold

Hawk by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Hawk

Jap 011397  |  acrylic on linen  |  99 x 75 cm

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March of the Echidnas by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  March of the Echidnas

Jap 012448  |  acrylic on linen  |  155 x 108 cm

Sold

Manara – Grinding Stone by Summer Matthews

Summer Matthews  |  Manara – Grinding Stone

Jap 006436  |  glass  |  30 x 18 cm

Unavailable

Kingfisher by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Kingfisher

Jap 012447  |  acrylic on linen  |  155 x 108 cm

Sold

Sea Eagles by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Sea Eagles

Jap 012532  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 91 cm

Unavailable

Whale by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Whale

Jap 012446  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 99 cm

Sold

Two Parrots by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Two Parrots

Jap 012219  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 92 cm

Sold

March of the Echidnas by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  March of the Echidnas

Jap 012152  |  acrylic on linen  |  164 x 91 cm

Sold

Red Tail Cockatoos by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Red Tail Cockatoos

Jap 012153  |  acrylic on linen  |  139 x 80 cm

Sold

Galahs on Fence Line by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Galahs on Fence Line

Jap 012458  |  acrylic on linen  |  139 x 79 cm

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Emus by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Emus

Jap 012459  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 79 cm

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Kookaburra by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Kookaburra

Jap 012460  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 91 cm

Sold

Numbats by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Numbats

Jap 011398  |  acrylic on linen  |  117 x 60 cm

Sold

Galahs by Turbo Brown

Turbo Brown  |  Galahs

Jap 011393  |  acrylic on board, framed  |  61 x 46 cm

Sold

The Murray River is Australia’s longest and most serviceable river, running 2500 kms from the Australian Alps through open plains country to the coast in South Australia. The Murray River forms the state border between Victoria and New South Wales. The river serves to irrigate large tracts of farmland and contributes to some of the most productive land in the country. The river hosts the towns of Albury- Wadonga, Mildura, Murray Bridge, Moama-Echuca, Swan Hill and Renmark.

The Murray River is associated with plentiful animal life including Murray cod, perch and other fish, river crayfish, turtles, yabbies, shrimps and platypus. The river has an ancient association with Aboriginal people, whose Creation stories of the river tell of the Ancestor Ngurunderi chasing Pondi the Murray Cod along the river course.

Country along the Murray River was first visited by explorers during the 1820s and 1830s and it soon developed as a transport hub hosting river steamships. Water storage reservoirs were built during the 1920s and 1930s and water was diverted for irrigation and farming. Aboriginal people continued to live throughout this country as the region grew with settlers, farmers and townspeople.

Murray River region has been home to a number of prominent Aboriginal artists including Ian Abdulla (1947-2011), Trevor Turbo Brown (b. 1967), and Summer Matthews (b. 1980).

Summer Matthews

Turbo Brown

Aboriginal Art Regions