Art Tube - Michael Reid

Michael Reid Murrurundi has had a number of exhibitions sell out before opening this year. With a strong predominantly female line up, the gallery presented artists: Jo White, Ray Monde, Brooke Dalton, John Honeywill, Kate Summers, Esther Eckley, Sarah Eddowes, Carly Le Cerf, Megan Payne and Denise Faulkner.

Despite Michael’s near-deadly spider bite (possible Redback) and a long drought, Murrurundi goes from strength to strength. The Big Brown Dog Kiosk reopened under the stewardship of Cathy Armstrong and Camilla Wylie was brought on as Lifestyle Curator for our re-vamped Concept Store.

As ever, the Bobadil House Autumn Market was a great success and we are looking forward to future editions on Sunday 24th March and in Spring 2019. 


The Bobadil House Autumn Market 2018 took place on the site of the former Horse Paddock, of Bobadil House (1842). It followed from the successful Spring Market in October 2017, and the next market will be on the 30th of September, 2018.

The overriding theme for the Bobadil House Autumn Market is quality, quality, quality; handmade; localish goods and produce.

Next Market
Sunday, 18 March, 10am – 3pm
Little Street, Murrurundi, The Upper Hunter, NSW, Australia

Berceuse, 2017
three channel video installation,
duration: 5 Min 25 Sec

In Berceuse, titled from French word for lullaby, Christian Thompson performs a gesture of a re-imagining his traditional language Bidjara, a language now categorised as extinct.

The work is premised on a notion, that if one word of Bidjara is spoken, in this case, in the form of song, it is a living language echoed powerfully in the gallery context. Combining evocative chanting and electronic elements, Thompson invokes the cultural experiences and narrative of his Bidjara culture.

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson and Christian Marclay, the artist firmly places his sound/video work into a distinct and long lineage of artists who incorporate music into their practice. Thompson seeks to allow a sensory experience of language through the vocal textures he creates via the sole use of his voice and simultaneously evokes the textures of the Australian landscape via gentle silhouette forms. Berceuse draws the audience into a space in time, a hypnotic melody that transcends space and time whilst being powerfully connected to the contemporary present.


Yalda Hakim and the BBC World team for last night’s (25.4.17) interview on ‘Impact’.

Jem Cresswell ‘Giants’ – Behind the scenes 2017

Copyright the artist.

Joseph McGlennon, Florilegium 2016, exhibited at 602 Melbourne, August 2016.

Alesandro Ljbuicic in his Sydney studio, October 2016.

Copyright the artist.

Christian Thompson
‘Museum of Others’ at Photo London 2016

Words by Toby Meagher.
Copyright Christian Thompson.

Artist Catherine Nelson travels the world in search of new landscapes to re-imagine.

Christian Thompson
Dead Tongue, 2015
single channel video
3 min 32 sec

Christian Thompson
Refuge, 2014
single channel video

Nici Cumptson
Coloring the Landscape Part I, 2014

Fabian Muir
Blue Burqa in a Sunburnt Country, 2014

Joan Ross
Touching other people’s butterflies, 2013
digital animation

Joan Ross
The Claiming of Things, 2012
single channel HD video animation
7 min 36 secs
edition of 10 + 2AP

animator: Ben Butler, Sound: Josh Raymond

Christian Thompson
Dhagunyilangu (Brother), 2011
digital video

Christian Thompson
Heat, 2010
three channel video

Christian Thompson
Gamu Mambu (Blood Song), 2010
digital video


ˈvʊndəˌkamə,German ˈvʊndɐˌkamɐ/
noun: Wunderkammer; plural noun: Wunderkammern
a place where a collection of beauties and rarities is exhibited.

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