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Getting to Lightning Ridge is easy from any of the east coast capitals and is a short drive north of Walgett, and while it is not on the Darling River, it is certainly a must-see destination while travelling the Darling River Run.

Visiting Lightning Ridge, it is easy to see why it is a mecca for artists. It is one of those places. From traditional indigenous art, through to contemporary and onto the vibrant artwork that conveys the outback and its characters; there is something for everyone at the Ridge.

With each and every artists, there is a distinct connection to the land and the region of Lightning Ridge. There is no better place to experience unique outback artistry at its best.

John Murray Art Gallery


Temporary premises - 48 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Due to fire in late May 2017, the gallery has temporarily relocated next to the Post Office and will remain there until a new gallery is built.

John Murray Art Gallery is full of the vibrant paintings that have made John Murray one of Australia's leading outback artists.

Entry is free; the gallery is full of large and small original paintings and hosts a wide range of reproductions, posters, cards and art souvenirs. Visitors can enjoy the artworks in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as well as hearing first hand some of John's inspiration on the in house DVD.

Opening Hours: Weekdays 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am -2pm, Sunday 10am - 2pm

For more details and pricing, please go to their Website


Lightning Ridge Arts and Crafts


51 Pandora Street, Lightning Ridge

Situated on Bore Baths Road next to the Library. Displaying and selling a large range of locally made Arts, Crafts, Pottery & memorabilia.


      Workshops in wet and dry felting, painting, polymer clay and other crafts as required

      Free Artist's Exhibitions

      Displays, Easter, Outback Archies, Photography, Spring Exhibition

Opening Hours: Every day from March to December. Contact 0477 810 642 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost: Gold coin donation please




The Ridge ArtSpace


Onyx Street, Lightning Ridge

Providing professional gallery space for visual artists. Self run exhibitions for established and emerging artists.

For more details and pricing, please go to their Website


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