Ara Dolatian finalist in the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award

We’re thrilled to congratulate Ara Dolatian, who has been announced as a finalist in the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award. This non-acquisitive annual award is a survey of outstanding queer artists working across mediums reflecting their potent personal and political perspectives on the world.⁠⁠Dolatian’s finalist inclusion is a body of work titled Antiquities, which […]

Emma Coulter finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Prize

The Arthur Guy Memorial Prize exhibition closes at Bendigo Art Gallery 18 February. 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 […]

Gallery named finalist in Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

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 […]

Now Representing Caroline Walls

We are delighted to announce our representation of Caroline Walls!

 Walls’ painting practice is an intimate meditation on the various states of love, longing and identity. Intent on exploring the female body and psyche, her paintings of veiled female nudes are both highly reductive and unexpectedly sensual, sitting at the nexus of the public and private […]

Belem Lett finalist in the Blacktown City Art Prize

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 […]

Ara Dolatian finalist in the Darebin Art Prize

Congratulations, Ara Dolatian, who is a finalist in the Darebin Art Prize 2024. ⁠⁠Most recently, Dolatian has directed his sculptural focus upon archaeological relics. Born in Baghdad, the artist draws upon his own cultural background to examine the cultural ecologies associated with lost and stolen artefacts within the Al-Jazira region. This region between the Euphrates […]

Dennis Golding wins James Makin Gallery non-acquisitive Paddington Prize award

We are thrilled to congratulate Dennis Golding, who we have awarded the James Makin Gallery non-acquisitive award as a part of this year’s Paddington Art Prize!⁠⁠Golding’s work, Eveleigh Street, Redfern (2023), was awarded the prize, and will see the artist present a solo exhibition at James Makin Gallery in 2024/2025. We could not be more […]

Celebrating 20 Years!

This month we are proud to be celebrating 20 years of James Makin Gallery! In our two decades in the industry we have been privileged to work with an outstanding group of artists, and this is one of our greatest privileges we have as gallery directors. Another privilege is, of course, connecting people with art. […]

Patrick Dagg finalist in Fisher’s Ghost and Hornsby Art Prizes

We are thrilled to congratulate Patrick Dagg, who has been named a finalist in both the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award and the Hornsby Art Prize! These finalist nominations follow the artist’s outstanding recent solo presentation at the gallery, dreams.⁠⁠To enquire about available works by the artist, please email⁠ Artist portrait by Henry Trumble.⁠

Emma Coulter at Shepparton Art Museum

We are pleased to share Emma Coulter’s latest spatial deconstruction work, freshly installed at Shepparton Art Museum. This is the 30th work in Coulter’s ongoing spatial deconstruction series and responds to the museum’s incredible architecture. Viewing the building’s elements through the lens of her multi-chromatic practice, Coulter reinterprets the building in this vibrant sculptural intervention.⁠ […]

Robert Malherbe and Belem Lett finalists in the Paddington Art Prize

Congratulations to Robert Malherbe and Belem Lett, who have been announced as finalists in the Paddington Art Prize! Both artist’s outstanding finalist works are featured here.⁠⁠Opening night and prize presentation to be held October 12 6-8PM at Cooee Art Leven Gallery. On the evening we will also be presenting the James Makin Gallery Award from […]

Nic Plowman acquired by Kedumba Drawing Collection

We are proud to congratulate Nic Plowman on his acquisition by the Kedumba Drawing Collection!⁠⁠Each year, only 20 artists are invited to make a drawing especially for inclusion in the Kedumba Drawing Prize – one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious drawing prizes and collections, running for 34 years and predating the Dobell! ⁠⁠Plowman’s […]