JAMES MAKIN GALLERY

JAMES MAKIN GALLERY Contemporary fine art gallery, established in 2003.
89 Islington Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Aus. Exhibiting contemporary Australian Art.
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The Arthur Guy Memorial Prize exhibition closes at Bendigo Art Gallery 18 November. Be sure to stop by before it ends an...
19/01/2024

The Arthur Guy Memorial Prize exhibition closes at Bendigo Art Gallery 18 November. Be sure to stop by before it ends and view Emma Coulter's incredible finalist painting, all the elements.

Emma Coulter is pictured here with her finalist work – congratulations on her artistic recognition by one of the country's most prestigious art prizes!

To request a catalogue of available works by Emma Coulter, please DM or email [email protected]

Image courtesy of Bendigo Art Gallery.

We're thrilled to see J Davies' powerfully intimate work grace the cover of the latest issue of Art Collector – 50 Thing...
18/01/2024

We're thrilled to see J Davies' powerfully intimate work grace the cover of the latest issue of Art Collector – 50 Things Collectors Should Know.

The issue features an insightful exploration of J's practice and their forthcoming exhibition, In Case We Don't Live Forever by Joanna Kitto. This exhibition is a part of the official exhibition program for PHOTO 2024, on view at the gallery from 1-24 March.

To request a catalogue preview of J Davies' PHOTO 2024 presentation, please DM or email [email protected].

The gallery is now open for 2024! We're elated to begin the year with the exciting news that over the holiday recess the...
18/01/2024

The gallery is now open for 2024! We're elated to begin the year with the exciting news that over the holiday recess the gallery was named a finalist in the Victorian Premier's Design Awards!

Congratulations to our incredible architect Tristan Wong, and Axiom Built and Hugh Makin who brought our space to life!

Visit the gallery during our usual opening hours, Thursday-Sunday 12-5PM.

Image: Michael Pham

15 – 30 June 2024Max BowdenTo register for a PDF catalogue preview please DM or email info@jamesmakingallery.comMax Bowd...
12/01/2024

15 – 30 June 2024
Max Bowden

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Max Bowden. Late Fires Over Katherine (detail), 2023. oil on canvas board. 46.5 x 56.5 cm.

18 May – 2 June 2024Braddon SnapeTo register for a PDF catalogue preview please DM or email info@jamesmakingallery.comBr...
08/01/2024

18 May – 2 June 2024
Braddon Snape

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Braddon Snape. Clamped, 2023. welded, cold inflated stainless steel with custom polyurethane paint coating with welded and chrome plated steel with stainless steel bolt clamp. 122 x 68 x 35.5 cm.

27 April – 12 May 2024Betra FravalTo register for a PDF catalogue preview please DM or email info@jamesmakingallery.comI...
05/01/2024

27 April – 12 May 2024
Betra Fraval

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Image: Betra Fraval. Pilbara, 2022. oil on linen. 91.5 x 81.5 cm.

6 – 21 April 2024Caroline WallsTo register for a PDF catalogue preview please DM or email info@jamesmakingallery.comCaro...
01/01/2024

6 – 21 April 2024
Caroline Walls

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Caroline Walls. Keep Me Here (detail), 2023. oil on canvas. 180 x 140 cm.

1 – 24 March 2024J Davies: In Case We Don't Live Forever PHOTO 2024 Official ExhibitionTo register for a PDF catalogue p...
29/12/2023

1 – 24 March 2024
J Davies: In Case We Don't Live Forever
PHOTO 2024 Official Exhibition

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Image: J Davies. Ash in Window (detail), 2023. 35mm film on Canson Semi Gloss.

1 – 24 March 2024Lisa Tomasetti: Manifest PHOTO2024 Official ExhibitionTo register for a PDF catalogue preview please DM...
25/12/2023

1 – 24 March 2024
Lisa Tomasetti: Manifest
PHOTO2024 Official Exhibition

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Image: Lisa Tomasetti. Manifest 2 (detail), 2023.

22 – 25 February 2024Toby Raine Melbourne Art FairTo register for a PDF catalogue preview please DM or email info@jamesm...
22/12/2023

22 – 25 February 2024
Toby Raine
Melbourne Art Fair

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Image. Toby Raine. I ruined the Ruen Brothers! (Ruen is conflated from Rupert and Henry) (detail), 2023. oil on canvas. 150 x 120 cm.

3 – 18 February 2024Elizabeth Barnett: MilkTo register for a PDF catalogue please DM or email info@jamesmakingallery.com...
18/12/2023

3 – 18 February 2024
Elizabeth Barnett: Milk

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Image: Elizabeth Barnett. A Remedy for Loss (detail), 2023. oil on linen. 122 x 153 cm.

GALLERY HOLIDAY CLOSURE18 December – 17 January It's almost a wrap on 2023, with our final day for the year this Sunday ...
15/12/2023

GALLERY HOLIDAY CLOSURE
18 December – 17 January

It's almost a wrap on 2023, with our final day for the year this Sunday 17 December!

This year marked 20 years of James Makin Gallery and we would like to take the opportunity to thank all who made this landmark anniversary a celebration and a success – our incredible artists, clients, suppliers and staff. We're looking forward to welcoming you all back to the gallery in 2024 for another exciting year of contemporary art.

We will reopen Thursday 18 January. While the gallery is closed, we will be previewing what's ahead for our first half of 2024, so keep an eye on our socials!

Image: Ivana Smiljanic

It's our final week open for 2023! Sunday will be our last day of the year before we reopen on 18 January. Until then, s...
14/12/2023

It's our final week open for 2023! Sunday will be our last day of the year before we reopen on 18 January. Until then, stop by the gallery to view a selected curation of works by our artists, Thursday-Sunday 12-5PM.

Image: Brigid Reid

Tomorrow is the last day of our final exhibitions of 2023! Ara Dolatian's 'Heavenly Bodies' and Annalisa Ferraris 'Danci...
09/12/2023

Tomorrow is the last day of our final exhibitions of 2023! Ara Dolatian's 'Heavenly Bodies' and Annalisa Ferraris 'Dancing Light' both close this Sunday 10 December, with the gallery closing the following week on Sunday 17 December.⁠

View the exhibitions tomorrow 12-5PM, or online via the link in our bio.⁠

To request a PDF exhibition catalogue, please DM or email [email protected].⁠


Image: Ivana Smiljanic

It's the final week of our final exhibitions of 2023! Ara Dolatian's 'Heavenly Bodies' and Annalisa Ferraris 'Dancing Li...
07/12/2023

It's the final week of our final exhibitions of 2023! Ara Dolatian's 'Heavenly Bodies' and Annalisa Ferraris 'Dancing Light' both close this Sunday 10 December, with the gallery closing the following week on Sunday 17 December.

View the exhibitions this week 12-5PM, or online via the link in our bio.

To request a PDF exhibition catalogue, please DM or email [email protected].

1. Ara Dolatian. Adore, 2023. earthenware, glaze, oxide
37 x 24 x 24 cm.
2. Annalisa Ferraris. Pink stained sky, pink stained pool, 2023. acrylic on polyester. 120 x 120 cm.

Dancing Light is the title of Annalisa Ferraris’ current recent solo exhibition. It speaks to what the artist refers to ...
30/11/2023

Dancing Light is the title of Annalisa Ferraris’ current recent solo exhibition. It speaks to what the artist refers to “a private performance for nobody” – the constant movement of light through space. While we sometimes bear witness to these movements, they are often unobserved. Light moves each day through empty spaces, dancing through windows and upon surfaces, seen by no one in an invisible concert. For the artist, this is a deeply fascinating concept.

Light has been an ever-present subject in Annalisa Ferraris’ work. However, it has often taken the form of shadows, cast in the absence of light, or marking the movement of light through a space. This body of work focuses upon light itself, its flickering chorus line of movements. Light is present. Without the familiar clean-lined, hard-abstraction of shadow, Dancing Light is grittier than Ferraris’ previous work, yet it is also inherently softer. These paintings are less about structure and more about abstraction and the unknowable, unseen patterns of light that are constantly in motion. Empty pools, interiors, and architecture – all stages upon which light ripples and moves.


Dancing Light will runs until from 10 December.⁠

To request a PDF catalogue please DM or email [email protected]⁠, or head to the link in our bio.



Image: Ivana Smiljanic

We're thrilled to release four new paintings from the studio of Darwin-based painter, Max Bowden. This will be the final...
29/11/2023

We're thrilled to release four new paintings from the studio of Darwin-based painter, Max Bowden. This will be the final release of works before the artist's next solo exhibition in June 2024.

Bowden paints heart-felt depictions of the Top End landscape, providing tangible insights into nature’s power in north Australian climates. Her paintings capture the dramatic atmosphere and moods that only the tropical north provides. Not only a depiction of her literal surroundings, Bowden draws upon the landscape as a motif to untangle the idiosyncrasies of human life and the habits of others. For Bowden, painting is a tool to understand and capture the emotional climate of her environment.

To request a PDF catalogue, please DM or email [email protected]


Image: Max Bowden. Poseidon, 2023. oil on canvas board. 61 x 49.5 cm

Thank you to all who stopped by the gallery yesterday to help us celebrate the opening of our final exhibitions for 2023...
26/11/2023

Thank you to all who stopped by the gallery yesterday to help us celebrate the opening of our final exhibitions for 2023! Ara Dolatian's 'Heavenly Bodies' and Annalisa Ferraris' 'Dancing Light' are now viewable in the gallery Thursday-Sunday 12-5PM and online until 10 December. Link in bio.

To request a catalogue preview of these exhibitions, please DM or email [email protected]


Images: Ivana Smiljanic

Tomorrow we celebrate the opening of our final exhibitions for 2023! Join us from 2-4PM Saturday 25 November 2–4PM as we...
24/11/2023

Tomorrow we celebrate the opening of our final exhibitions for 2023! Join us from 2-4PM Saturday 25 November 2–4PM as we launch two incredible exhibition: Ara Dolatian’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ and Annalisa Ferraris’ ‘Dancing Light. Both will run until 10 December.

To request a catalogue preview of these exhibitions, please DM or email [email protected]


Images: Ivana Smiljanic

Opening this week is Annalisa Ferraris’ major solo exhibition, Dancing Light. Join us for opening celebrations this Satu...
22/11/2023

Opening this week is Annalisa Ferraris’ major solo exhibition, Dancing Light. Join us for opening celebrations this Saturday 25 November from 2-4PM, all welcome!

To request a PDF catalogue please DM or email [email protected]

Dancing Light will run from 25 November - 10 December.

Annalisa Ferraris. Pale pink wall, empty pool, 2023. acrylic on polyester. 152 x 102 cm

We are thrilled to announce our official participation PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography. From 1-24 March...
21/11/2023

We are thrilled to announce our official participation PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography. From 1-24 March next year we will present two major exhibitions:

J Davies: In Case We Don't Live Forever
Lisa Tomasetti: The Manifest

PHOTO 2024 features a trail of 100 exhibitions and outdoor installations across Melbourne and 5 regional cities, all addressing the theme: The Future is Shaped by Those Who Can See It.

To register for a PDF catalogue preview for J Davies and Lisa Tomasetti's PHOTO 2024 presentations, please DM or email [email protected]

Telly Tu'u's major solo exhibition, Surrender, closes this Sunday 19 November. View it in the gallery before it closes, ...
17/11/2023

Telly Tu'u's major solo exhibition, Surrender, closes this Sunday 19 November. View it in the gallery before it closes, this weekend. We're open Saturday and Sunday 12-5. Can't make it to the gallery? Head to the link in our bio.

To request a PDF catalogue please DM or email [email protected]



Image: Telly Tu'u. Surrender, 2023. oil on linen. 183 x 178 cm

We are thrilled to congratulate Belem Lett, who has been named a finalist in the Blacktown City Art Prize! His finalist ...
16/11/2023

We are thrilled to congratulate Belem Lett, who has been named a finalist in the Blacktown City Art Prize! His finalist work is featured here and will be on exhibition at the finalist prize from 16 January – 5 April 2024 at the at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

To enquire about available works by Belem Lett, please DM or email [email protected]

Belem Lett. Skull, 2023. oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel. 152 x 150 cm. Image credit: Jessica Maurer.

It's the final week of Telly Tu'u's solo exhibition, Surrender. Closing this Sunday 19 November, catch it before it clos...
15/11/2023

It's the final week of Telly Tu'u's solo exhibition, Surrender. Closing this Sunday 19 November, catch it before it closes Thursday–Sunday 12-5PM in the gallery, or online via the link in our bio.

To request a PDF catalogue, please DM or email [email protected]⁠. Or, head to the link in our bio.⁠



Image: Installation view. Telly Tu'u: Surrender. Credit - Ivana Smiljanic

UP NEXT Annalisa Ferraris: Dancing Light⁠25 November – 10 December⁠⁠Exhibition opening Saturday 25 November 2-4PM.⁠⁠To r...
13/11/2023

UP NEXT Annalisa Ferraris: Dancing Light⁠
25 November – 10 December⁠

Exhibition opening Saturday 25 November 2-4PM.⁠

To request a PDF catalogue please DM or email [email protected]

UP NEXT Ara Dolatian: Heavenly Bodies25 Nov – 10 December⁠⁠Exhibition opening Saturday 25 November 2-4PM.⁠⁠To request a ...
12/11/2023

UP NEXT Ara Dolatian: Heavenly Bodies
25 Nov – 10 December⁠

Exhibition opening Saturday 25 November 2-4PM.⁠

To request a PDF catalogue please DM or email [email protected]

Telly Tu'u's latest exhibition, Surrender, continues in the gallery this weekend. The gallery is open Saturday and Sunda...
10/11/2023

Telly Tu'u's latest exhibition, Surrender, continues in the gallery this weekend. The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM, or view online via the link in our bio.

In moments of pressure and erasure, Tu’u’s fluid marks move through the life cycles of nature. With the use of shifting shape and colour, the artist weaves beach, sand, water, trees, scrub and leaves into a narrative of movement and rhythm. Moments of pause collide with movements of frenetic energy. Within his paintings, Tu’u presents the viewer with hard-edge forms, which sit in stark contrast to the energetic, smoke-like wash of their backdrops. The artist explains that these serve as anchors, or pauses within the paintings, through which the momentum of the painting is slowed down. Viewing each work as an entry point to another, Tu’u’s paintings flow within and beyond the canvas, giving the sense that what we see in his ambient works are mere moments in a grand and undulating landscape. His paintings, both individually and as a collective abstracted landscape, hold and slow their viewer as sites of contemplation and visual surrender.⁠

To request a PDF catalogue, please DM or email [email protected]⁠. Or, head to the link in our bio.⁠

Image: Installation view. Telly Tu'u: Surrender. Credit - Ivana Smiljanic

Did you know that you can host your next event at James Makin Gallery?With both exhibItion spaces and front bar availabl...
09/11/2023

Did you know that you can host your next event at James Makin Gallery?

With both exhibItion spaces and front bar available for hire, the gallery can cater up to 150 people with optional food and beverage packages, staffing, exclusive bar, furniture hire and sound system. Over the past years the gallery has hosted cocktail events, sit down dinners, weddings, birthdays, corporate events and product/fashion launches.

The gallery is located in Collingwood - Melbourne's premier destination for art and culture. An industry-leading expansive contemporary converted warehouse designed by Tristan Wong (previously SJB Architects and creative director of Australia's 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale exhibition). With a 5.5m apex ceiling, 4m gallery walls, two large exhibition spaces, a private viewing room accessed by a concealed pivoting wall, a client bar and polished concrete floors.

Send us an enquiry for further information by DM, or by emailing [email protected]

NOW SHOWING Telly Tu'u: SurrenderUntil 19 NovemberTelly Tu’u’s culture is a seminal part of his practice. With Samoan, C...
08/11/2023

NOW SHOWING
Telly Tu'u: Surrender
Until 19 November

Telly Tu’u’s culture is a seminal part of his practice. With Samoan, Chinese, Tokelau and Tuvalu heritage, his atmospheric abstract works reference his Pacific Islander background. Raised surrounded by Tapa cloths and Samoan Pe’a (tattoo), his work is emblematic of these influences that derive patterns from nature. Now living and working in Australia, Tu’u’s work broaches his own heritage and lived experience. His vocabulary of abstract gestures are informed both by traditional cultural practices and Western contemporary abstraction. At the core of this personal vocabulary is nature – a sublime reflection of the environments of his past and present.

In moments of pressure and erasure, Tu’u’s fluid marks move through the life cycles of nature. With the use of shifting shape and colour, the artist weaves beach, sand, water, trees, scrub and leaves into a narrative of movement and rhythm. Moments of pause collide with movements of frenetic energy. Within his paintings, Tu’u presents the viewer with hard-edge forms, which sit in stark contrast to the energetic, smoke-like wash of their backdrops. The artist explains that these serve as anchors, or pauses within the paintings, through which the momentum of the painting is slowed down. Viewing each work as an entry point to another, Tu’u’s paintings flow within and beyond the canvas, giving the sense that what we see in his ambient works are mere moments in a grand and undulating landscape. His paintings, both individually and as a collective abstracted landscape, hold and slow their viewer as sites of contemplation and visual surrender.

To request a PDF catalogue, please DM or email [email protected]⁠. Or, head to the link in our bio.


Image: Installation view. Telly Tu'u: Surrender. Credit - Ivana Smiljanic

OPENING TODAY - Telly Tu’u: Surrender⁠2-4PM⁠Today marks the opening of Telly Tu’u’s latest solo exhibition, Surrender! E...
03/11/2023

OPENING TODAY - Telly Tu’u: Surrender⁠
2-4PM

Today marks the opening of Telly Tu’u’s latest solo exhibition, Surrender! Exhibition festivities 2-4PM Saturday 4 November, all welcome. ⁠

To request a PDF catalogue, please DM or email [email protected]

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