Val Johnson – Meandering around the Murray

Strathnairn Homestead Gallery 1
90 Stockdill Drive Holt ACT
28 February to 24 March, 2024

This exhibition will present a new body of work by contemporary painter Val Johnson, depicting scenes from the Murray River and focusing on the patterns and shapes that emerge from the landscape.

Val Johnson talks to Barbie at Strathnairn about Meandering around the Murray

Val has made multiple visits to the river in 2023, exploring the differences in landscape and seasons between the Murray from Mildura near Tintaldra, NSW, down to Yarrawonga in Victoria.

Working en plain air, Val made drawings and sketches before returning to the studio to complete a new series in oils and gouache.

More images and a catalogue at

Image: Val Johnson – A Sea of Salt