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Put a Local in Your Pocket and Find... Morpeth Gallery

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Located in the historic village of Morpeth in the Lower Hunter Valley – just a half-hour from Wine Country you’ll find this landmark Gallery with the most amazing collection of fine traditional Australian landscape and wildlife art.

Morpeth Gallery specialises in investment art and boasts an incredible range of artwork by recognised and internationally awarded artists. A purchase from Morpeth Gallery is an assurance that your piece will not only enhance your home or office but will also appreciate in value over time.

For thirty years, the Gallery has specialised in selling only Traditional Australian Art – landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife, by many of Australia’s most renowned artists. The artists invited to exhibit their works at the Gallery are all professional, dedicated artists who must be published artists or artists who can be published in many ways.

The Gallery was the dream-child of Trevor Richards and has had the privilege to feature works from famous Australian artists from all over the country such as Ann Morton, Bill Freeman OAM, D’Arcy W Doyle (deceased), Garry Fleming, Gordon Hanley, Max Mannix & Maegan Oberhardt, Kevin Best OAM (deceased), Ian Hansen, James Hough, John Bradley, John McCartin, John Vander, Natalie Jane Parker, Pippa Chapman, Ramon Ward-Thompson, Robyn Collier, Simon Barlow, Stephen Jesic, Werner Filipich and William T Cooper AO (deceased).

When Trevor opened Morpeth Gallery for business in 1991 as part of the Campbell’s Store Craft Centre complex in Morpeth’s main cobblestone lined street, little did he know that 30 years on the Gallery would have more than doubled in size and gained the extraordinary reputation it has earned in the art world.

Morpeth Gallery now comprises a Landscape and Still-Life wing and a Wildlife wing, each featuring 300 original paintings on the wall at any one time. There are also Giclee limited edition and open edition prints and other giftware such as greeting cards, children’s books, illustrated books, mugs, coasters, snack trays, placemats, and jigsaws featuring the work of some of the artists represented at the Gallery.

A day-out in itself, the village of Morpeth was founded in 1821 and is Australia’s second oldest river port. A quaint historic town located on the banks of the Hunter River, Morpeth's riverside setting and authentic historic ambience is a charming way to while away a day soaking up the atmosphere. It is a tourist town with genuine charm, lots of chic shops, and a good supply of cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants.

You can find Morpeth Gallery at 5 Green Street, Morpeth, or get directions from wherever you are on your phone at

Above: Natalie Jane Paker – Pleasant Company (Superb Fairy Wrens) Original Acrylic on Gessoboard 30cm x 22cm $2440

Above: Stephen Jesic – Catching The Light 70.2cm x 55cm



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