Jeff Makin

Jeff Makin

    • Biography

      Jeff Makin has held over 70 solo exhibition nationally and internationally and has
      been recognised as one of Australia’s leading landscape painters with the
      monograph Australia Felix: Landscapes by Jeffrey Makin, published in 2002. The
      monograph is a celebration of the artist’s practice by acclaimed art writer Jenny
      Zimmer and includes an introductory letter by John Olsen - a long time peer and
      friend of Makin. Jeff Makin is represented in all national, state and and most
      regional and corporate collections in Australia. In 2007 a boutique hotel in
      Melbourne was named in his honour. Alongside his artistic career, Makin has held
      numerous senior academic appointments and was the senior art
      critic for the Herald Sun for over 4 year.

    • Awards

      2019 Finalist, Bay of Fires Art Prize, Hobart
      2014 Finalist, The Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
      2014 Finalist, The Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
      2014 Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
      2013 Finalist, The Glover Art Prize, Tasmania,
      2013 Finalist, ANL Art Award, Melbourne
      2013 Finalist, Len Fox, Art Prize, Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery
      2012 Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat
      2011 Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
      2010 Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
      2010 Finalist, Calleen Art Award, NSW
      2009 Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
      2008 Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
      2008 Finalist, Glover Prize
      2007 The Makin Hotel, 48 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne
      2003 Lake Eyre and Beyond, Deague Family Art Foundation commissioned 10 artists to travel,
      produce work and participate in a documentary regarding this trip to Lake Eyre
      1995-98 Australian Government Post-Graduate Research Scholarship, Deakin University, Melbourne
      1993 Commonwealth Savings Bank: Triptych – A Romantic Trilogy, three 2.5m x 3m canvases, World
      Trade Centre, Sydney
      1992 Federal Airports Corporation: Two large scale paintings in VIP Lounge, International Airport,
      Sydney
      1992 Hilton International, Brisbane: Mural – Waterfall, 11m x 4m
      1990 Tattersall’s Club Art Prize, Brisbane
      1987 Victorian Ministries for Transport and the Arts – public art project ‘Transporting Art’: Desert Tram
      1985 Gold Coast Purchase Prize, Queensland
      1980 School of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne: Portrait of Professor James Steel
      1979 National Bank of Australasia: Tapestry woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop
      1976 Townsville Pacific Festival Purchase Award, Queensland
      1976 Rockhampton Art Prize, Queensland
      1971 Gold Coast Purchase Prize, Queensland
      1968 Southern Cross Art Prize, Sydney
      1965 Drummoyne Graphic Prize, Sydney
      1965 Mirror-Warratah Art Prize, Sydney
      1964 Art Progression Scholarship, National Art School, Sydney

    • Exhibitions

      SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS POST-2000
      2020 The Mountain and the River
      2019 Elizabeth’s Garden, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane
      2018 Lakes and Gardens, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2018 Jeff Makin - Survey Exhibition, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Vic
      2017 The Watercourse Way, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2016 Harvey Galleries, Sydney
      2016 Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane,
      2015 Landscape of Memories, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2014 Art14 London Art Fair
      2013 Towards a Florilegium, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2012 The Grampians, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2012 En Plein Air, Syndicate Gallery, Sydney
      2011 Vignettes Colville Street Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
      2011 Landmarks, Astras Galleries, Marina Mirage, Gold Coast
      2010 The Journey, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2008 Landmarks, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2008 Red Centre, Art Equity, Sydney
      2007 A Graphic Survey, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
      2007 Etchings of Tasmania, Colville Street Art Gallery, Hobart
      2006 Terre Australis, Art Equity, Sydney
      2006 En Plein Air, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
      2006 Jeffrey Makin: Drawings, Stonnington Stables Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne
      2005 The Tasman Series, Art Equity, Sydney
      2004 Australia Felix, Suite of ten etchings launched in conjunction with Australian
      2004 Conservation Foundation in World Environment Week, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
      2003 Australia Felix, Tim Olsen Gallery,
      2002 Print Survey, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
      2002 Jeffrey Makin: genii loci, Stonnington Stables Gallery, Deakin University, Melbourne
      2002 Jeffrey Makin: Australia Felix, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
      2001 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
      2001 Lister Calder Gallery, Perth
      2001 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
      2000 BMG Gallery, Adelaide

      SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2011 James Makin Gallery Exhibition, Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
      2011 Springtime Salon, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2010 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
      2010 Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2009 Winter Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2009 Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2009 New Figuration, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2008 Winter Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2007 International and Australian Works on Paper, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2006 Winter Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2005 Thirty: Celebrating thirty years of limited edition fine art publishing, Port Jackson Press,
      Melbourne
      2002 First Birthday Group Show, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
      2001 Earth, Fire, Water, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
      1992 Australian Modernism: The Complexity and the Diversity, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
      1991 Group Exhibition, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
      1991 Green Arts, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
      1989 Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA
      1980 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
      1980 The Kingfisher Prize Exhibition, Gallery 460, Gosford,
      1988 Los Angeles Art Fair (Realities Gallery), L.A., USA
      1988 Painter’s Vision, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
      1988 Aspects of Art, Israel/Australia
      1984 The Australians (curated by Memory Holloway), C.D.S. Gallery, New York
      1983 McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
      1983 Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
      1982 Aspects of the Landscape, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne; Shepparton Arts Centre, Victoria;
      1982 Benalla, Art Gallery, Victoria
      1981 Joseph Brown Spring Exhibition, Melbourne1979McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National
      1981 Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
      1975 Artist’s Artists, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
      1975 McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
      1974 Darnell De Gruchy Invitation Prize, Brisbane
      1974 Fifty Years of the National Art School, Bonython Galleries, Sydney
      1974 Joseph Brown Spring and Autumn Exhibitions, Melbourne
      1972,74,78 Georges Invitation Art Prize, Melbourne

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  • Jeff Makin

    Elizabeth's Garden No.1
    40 x 20.5 cm Screenprint $440.00
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    Great Western Tiers
    43 x 89 cm Etching- hard ground etching $1,500.00
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    Great Western Tiers II
    43 x 89 cm Etching - hard ground etching, aquatint, burnishing, spit-bite, roulette $1,250.00
  • Jeff Makin

    Desert Boabs- Red
    30 x 80.5 cm Etching $1,100.00
  • Jeff Makin

    Desert Boabs (Lake Eyre and Beyond Suite)
    29 x 39 cm Etching - Etching and Aquatint $1,100.00
  • Jeff Makin

    Cedar Creek Falls 2
    83 x 59.5 cm Screenprint $660.00
  • Jeff Makin

    Cedar Creek Falls 3
    83 x 59 cm Screenprint $660.00
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    Bricklyn Falls
    67.5 x 48 cm Etching $1,650.00
  • Jeff Makin

    Calstock IV
    40 x 35.5 cm Etching - hard ground etching, spit-bite, aquatint, burnishing, roulette $680.00
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    Cockatoo Pink
    60.5 x 48.5 cm Screenprint $950.00
  • Jeff Makin

    Cockatoo Grey
    60.5 x 48.5 cm Screenprint $950.00
  • Jeff Makin

    Elizabeth's Garden 2
    41 x 21 cm Screenprint $440.00