Art & culture
Over the centuries the Murray region has inspired countless artists, poets, writers and craftspeople. Visit galleries, artist studios and local museums up and down the river to see iconic artworks and explore the rich history and vibrant culture of the region.
Local and international
Stop by impressive regional galleries in Mildura, Swan Hill and Shepparton. See famous Australian paintings by artists such as Sir Sidney Nolan, Frederick McCubbin and Sir Russell Drysdale, as well as inspiring works by local artists. Check out the extensive collection of naive art on display at the Swan Hill Regional Gallery and see Edgar Degas' Woman Bathing in the Mildura Gallery collection.
Local museums offer an insight into the history of the area, from ancient Aboriginal heritage to the glory days of the Murray River paddle steamer days. Explore the ancient stories of the Aboriginal people, delve into the history of the early settlers, or learn about life in a bustling paddle steamer port.
Wander through recreations of pioneer settlements or head to one of many national parks, which serve as open-air museums of Aboriginal history.
The Murray has a strong artistic tradition. Visit the regional galleries, and browse through handmade pieces at specialist art and craft stores.