Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
— Biography of Clive Murray-White
After moving to Australia from the UK in his late teens, Clive Murray‑White attended Brisbane Technical College, followed by the Guildford School of Art in England, and RMIT University in Melbourne.
Returning to Australia in 1962, he extended his reputation through his performance art (most notably his 1970s Smoke Sculpture performed at the University of Queensland and The Domain in Sydney) and his conceptual sculptures (minimalist abstractions composed of found objects and powder-coated steel).
In the 1990s, he began sculpting in marble and the work became figurative in nature; out of the craggy stone he gathers from across Australia, a human face emerges.
He sources his marble primarily from Chillagoe in northern Queensland (200km inland from Cairns) and from Gocup in New South Wales (between Canberra and Wagga Wagga).
Murray-White has completed major commissions since beginning his work in marble, chiefly The Alfred Felton Centenary Sculpture at the National Gallery of Victoria.