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Arthur Murch

Exhibitions and Publications


Exhibitions and Publications

In September 2018, the Murch Family donated portraits of Ntaria (Hermannsburg) people to the Namatjira Legacy Trust. The portraits were painted between 1934 – 1987. ABC radio, TV and online covered the event and handover of the portraits at the Iltja Ntjarra Gallery in Alice Springs and at Hermannsburg Potters’ Gallery and Workshop. Here is the ABC online story:

ABC News: Portraits documenting generations of Aboriginal families returned to Central Australia

Published Works about Arthur Murch

Arthur Murch – An Artist’s Life 1902-1989 – Ria Murch, Ruskin Rowe Press 1997

Guide to the Papers of Arthur James Murch (1902 – 1989) – Art Gallery of New South Wales  (AGNSW) – MS1999.3: Guide to the Papers of AJM

This publication has a comprehensive listing, including: • Solo and Group Exhibitions • Press and Journal Articles • Dissertations and Essays • Oral Histories and Interviews • Films • Correspondence • Photographs • Commissions • Art Instruction • Teaching Diagrams and Drawings • Miscellanea • Realia


Arthur Murch was a prolific artist who took on diverse commissions and his works were widely exhibited and published. His work was showcased in over 42 solo and 170 group exhibitions between 1927 and 1997.

The Art Gallery of NSW Manuscript Guides No.3  Guide to the Papers of Arthur James Murch  has a comprehensive list of exhibitions , both solo and group up till the date of publication in the year 2000. Since 2000, Murch’s work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria Brave New World exhibition in 2017. In 2016, the Murch Family Art Exhibition was held at Avalon Beach Community Centre (see below).

In May and June 2019:

Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Keepers of the Flame – The Legacy of Murch & Miksevicius – Exhibition 3 May – 9 June 2019

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Video of the exhibition held at Ruskin Rowe Press, Avalon Beach NSW,  in 1997 on the occasion of the launch of Ria Murch’s book: Arthur Murch, An Artist’s Life 1902 – 1989


Murch Family Art Exhibition 2016


Catalogue for the Murch Family Art Exhibition, Avalon Recreation Centre

7th, 8th, 9th July 2016:

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Work’s on the wall at the Murch Family Art Exhibition

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