Jeff Makin

Jeff Makin

Artist Profile

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 years.

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 years.

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

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES
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

ARTWORKS

  • Murray River DreamingJeff Makin Murray River Dreaming 2020 oil on linen 91 x 122cm $19,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Murray RiverbendJeff Makin Murray Riverbend 2020 oil on linen 61 x 92cm $9,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Campaspe BilliabongJeff Makin Campaspe Billiabong 2020 oil on linen 61 x 92cm $9,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Swan Hill SummerJeff Makin Swan Hill Summer 2020 oil on linen 61 x 92cm $9,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Classical Etude No.1Jeff Makin Classical Etude No.1 2020 oil on linen 61 x 51cm $6,300.00 ENQUIRE →
  • BriggenbrongJeff Makin Briggenbrong 2020 oil on linen 76 x 110cm $14,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Classical Etude No.2Jeff Makin Classical Etude No.2 2020 oil on linen 51 x 61cm $6,300.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Briggenbrong-ClassicJeff Makin Briggenbrong-Classic 2020 oil on linen 110 x 76cm $14,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Near TowongJeff Makin Near Towong 2020 Oil on canvas 30.5 x 40.5cm

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  • Classical Etude No.3Jeff Makin Classical Etude No.3 2020 oil on linen 61 x 51cm $6,300.00 ENQUIRE →
  • From Farran's Look OutJeff Makin From Farran's Look Out 2020 oil on linen 91 x 121.5cm $19,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Classical Etude No.4Jeff Makin Classical Etude No.4 2020 oil on linen 61 x 51cm $6,300.00 ENQUIRE →

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