About the artist

Born 1973, Sydney, Australia.

Painting Collections

Private Collections
  • Primus
  • Australian individuals (University lecturers, Psychologist, students, Music shop owner, Chef, etc)
  • California U.S.A
Public Collections
  • The University Of Newcastle

Prizes And Commendations

1995 Highly Commended Annual student Acquisitive Art Prize, The University Of Newcastle Union, for the Painting ‘Char Woman’

1994 Highly Commended and Purchased Annual student Acquisitive Art Prize, The University Of Newcastle Union, for the Painting ‘Leaves from the Modus Vivendi Fareway’

1993 First Prize Annual student Acquisitive Art Prize, The University Of Newcastle Union, for the Painting ‘Today’s the day’

“Mickey Mouse meets Blue Poles”

Mickey Mouse meets Blue Poles
Individual Exhibitions

2015 Neon Parlour – August
2000 Aardwolf Gallery – August 5 to 18
1998 Roar Studios – October, Fringe Festival
1997 Grand Central Art – August 25 to September 25
1997 Roar Studios, ‘The Crayon Garden’ – April 29 to May 11
1997 Atomica Cafe – February and March.
1996 Atomica Cafe – October and November
1996 Roar Studios, ‘The Dog Barking At A Nude Exhibition’ February 16 to 25
1995 The View Factory, ‘The Lacuna Invigilation’

Group Exhibitions

2000 Chiara Goya Gallery, ‘n/a’ – June 5 to 25 2000
Aardwolf Gallery, ‘Mass Hang’ –
April 1998 Roar Studios, Roar member show A3 works
1997 Roar Studios, Four Studio Member Of Roar, Australia Council Grant 1997 Roar Studios, ‘Lydia Waters And Friends’ -July 8 to 20.
1997 ‘Felix’ Benalla
1997 Roar Studios, ‘Random Sample Four’ – February 18 to March 2
1997 Roar Studios, ‘Hangover’ – January 21 to February 2.
1996 ‘The Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair’ Roar stand – Oct 2 to 6 The Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building.
1996 Roar Studios, ‘The Jawbing Hammer’ Art Auction and Exhibition – July
1996 Roar Studios, ‘Three For All’- April 23 to May 5.
1996 Roar Studios, ‘Pet Show’ – March 25 to April 7. 1995 ‘Public Hangings’ (No Vacancy Program) Beaumont St, Hamilton N.S.W.
1994 Watt Space, ‘Two Poles Bare’ with photographer Gunther Hang.


Justin Graham (aka Barking Bandicoot) completed a BA/Visual Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Art at The University of Newcastle in the years 1992 – 1995. He won the University Aquisitive Art prize as a second year student in 1993 for the painitng Today’s the Day and was highly commended the next year for the work Leaves from the Modus Vivendi Fareway, which the University also purchased. One of the Sculpture lecturers purchased an assemblage.

Roar Studios

After University, Justin moved to Melbourne with the desire to join the famous Roar Studios. He soon became a committee member and was fundamental to its revival a the time. Renovations were undertaken and a series of fundraisers held. He organised the Fitzroy Town Hall to be hired at a discount so all member could participate  in a 15 year show. When all the funds from the fund raising were stolen Justin successfully acquired an emergency grant.

Justin participated in the Fringe Festival parade for two consecutive years body painting models on a float to promote the artist-run gallery.

Community spirit waned at Roar. Justin was offered a studio space by the Peter Bonner (Winner Dobell prize for Drawing 1997, AGNSW) and moved studios to king William street. Roar closed down less then two years later.

Manchester City Art Galleries

In 2002 Justin worked as a Visitors Service Assistant at Manchester City Art Galleries. He traveled extensively throughout Europe visiting many Galleries most notably; ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst (Denmark), CoBrA Museum Amstelveen (Netherlands), Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, The Neue Pinakothek in Munich and the Miro Foundation in Barcelona.

College of Fine Arts Paddington

In 2003 Justin had returned to Australia and enrolled for a two year Bachelor of Art Education course at CoFA (the University of NSW). He has concentrated on his teaching career since then at various schools across Sydney and Melbourne.

Melbourne again

New work in the years up to 2015 with a return to his signature style. Working out of Beaconsfield Parade Studio.

Coffs Harbour

To be continued…….?