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Justine Muller

Justine Muller is an artist working in multi mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, writing and activism.  

Muller is represented in both State and Private collections, including the Macquarie Bank Group Collection, and she has exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW Dobell Drawing Prize 2012/2013, Portia Geach Memorial Prize 2013, SH Ervin Gallery, City of Sydney Art and About Festival 2014,  St James and Martin Place Stations, the Moran Photographic Prize, Juniper Hall 2015, (the same photo was selected in Guardian Australia’s list of best and most important photos of 2015).


Muller arrived in Wilcannia in 2015 and took up self-funded residency in the community. She has been working under the guidance and mentorship of respected elder and artist Uncle Badger Bates. Together they are collaborating on an exhibition “Barka, the forgotten river” that opens in Broken Hill Regional, May 2018. The exhibition will tour regional areas for 2018-19 drawing attention the plight of the Barka (The Darling River) and the Barkandji people (River People).

Muller’s last exhibition “Understanding my Country” was on display at Juniper Hall, Paddington as part of Head On Festival 6th May- 4th June 2017.


When traveling in Australia Justine is a contributor for instagram feed “everydayaustralia” sharing stories and photos that celebrate Australian diversity.



2016 CCCA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture/history studies

2009 Documentary Making, London Academy of Film and Television

2005-2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney

1999 Au Carel Language Studies, Royan, France

1998 Set Design Scholarship, Australian Theatre for Young People


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Understanding My Country, Head On Festival Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney

2016 Ghost Ochres, Maunsell Wickes Gallery (Barry Stern), Paddington Sydney

2014 Conductor’s Project (Art and About Sydney), St James and Museum Stations

2014 Fork in the Road, Maunsell Wickes Gallery (Barry Stern), Paddington, Sydney

2013 The Bar is My Muse, East Sydney Hotel, Woolloomooloo


Selected Group Exhibitions


2017 Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra, Sydney

2016 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, Elizabeth St, Martin Place, Syd.

2016 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (Finalist tour), Ararat Regional Gallery, Vic

2016 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (Finalist tour), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

2015 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Juniper Hall Paddington, Syd.

2015 FotoIstanbul, Lives of Others, Istanbul Turkey

2015 The Collection, Mitchel Fine Art, Fortitude Valley Brisbane Queensland

2015 Spectrum Now Festival, Back Row Studio’s Kent Street, Sydney

2014 Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra, Sydney

2014 Drawings/Works on Paper, ESD Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2012 & 2013 Mount Eyre Art Prize , Rex-Livingston Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney

2012 & 2013 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW

2013 Portia Geach Memorial Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2012 Group Show, Muk Muk Fine Art Gallery, Alice Springs and Darwin

2011 RAG, Global Galleries, Paddington, Sydney

2011 Something Personal, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney



2015 Fowlers Gap, University NSW

2010 First Draft Depot, Woolloomooloo, Sydney

2009 Arena Design Centre, London, UK



2017 Paddington Art Prize – finalist

2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – Semi finalist

2016 Maquarie Group Emerging Prize –finalist

2015 Doug Moran Contemporary Photography Prize- finalist

2014 Paddington Art Prize – finalist

2013 Portia Geach Memorial Prize –finalist

2012 & 2013 Dobell Prize for Drawing- finalist

2012 & 2013 Mount Eyre Art Prize -finalist


Public Collections

Macquarie Art Collection, NSW

Westmead Children’s Hospital NSW

Sydney City Archives, State Library NSW



2017 What does ‘Invasion day’ means to a rural Indigenous community. 26th Jan

2017 These Photos Show Another Side of One of Australia’s Rough Towns. by Anna Mendoza. BuzzFeed 25th Jan

2017 Quilty’s Everyday Australia Instagram, “More than just beaches and bikini babes” by Amanda Hoh. ABC News. 3rd Jan

2016 Justine Muller interview with Trevor Brown, Eastside Syd 89.7FM 17th May

2015 Best Photographs of Australia 2015, The Guardian Australia 31 Dec

2015 Photography reveals ‘modern day life’ in Australia, Daily Mail Australia/UK, 14 Oct

2015 Badger Bates Justine Muller interview, ABC Radio Broken Hill, 11 Aug

2015 Open Segment interview, ABC Radio Broken Hill, 14 July

2014 Muller’s Point, station to station The Daily Telegraph, 10 Sept

2013 Contemporary Australian Drawing, 20 years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing. Art Gallery of NSW

2012 From Woolloomooloo to the Outback. ABC Radio Alice Springs 20 July. Interview by Lauren Fitzgerald

2011 Justine Muller’s drawing attention to issues of homelessness. The Sunday Telegraph, 18 Dec

2011 Southern Comfort Artists, The Australian, 1 Oct

2010 Resident Easel, MX Magazine, 30 July

2010 Lost Tasmania Stock Horse Magazine, article, and photos by Justine Muller

2004 MUSE, An Artful Odyssey, SX Magazine


Please contact Allison at

A.K Bellinger Gallery

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