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Justine O'Brien


Born in the remote town of Esperance on the south coast of Australia, Justine was fortunate enough to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the rugged coastlines. Collections of natural found objects were to later strongly influence her choice of subject matter when she went on to study a BA in Photography, graduating in 1993. Since then she has worked extensively in the commercial and advertising industries in both Australia and London, moving permanently to the UK in 1998.

Justine’s images underline the grace and beauty of seemingly mundane everyday objects. Inspired by some of the most classical and memorable still-life photographers of the 20th century, she has developed a distinctive, delicate style. These images are part of an ongoing series of work exploring the beauty in life, the object in its most wonderful and uncomplicated form.



1992-1995 Bachelor of Art (Photography) - Distinction
Curtin University, Australia


July 1997 Winner ArtRage Design competition
Perth, Australia

May 1995 Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP)
Bronze Award in Still life Photography

Jan 1995 Kodak Australasian Professional Catalogue
Awarded commission of Cover Photo

Dec 1994 Graduate Award for Best Photographic Folio
Curtin University Graduates


Jan - June 1998 ‘Mine Art’
Central Park, Perth Western Australia

Jan 1996 ‘TTL - Through the Lens’
Photography Gallery of Western Australia

Aug 1995 - Aug 1996 Curtin University and Ministry of Trade Exhibition
Travelling exhibition throughout Far East Asia

May 1995 ‘Hidden Hearts’ - West Australian Female Artists
The Gasworks Perth, Australia

Dec 1994 ‘New Arrivals’
Old Boans Warehouse Gallery, Perth, Australia