In Conversation: Franck Gohier

We’re delighted to release four new works by Darwin-based artist Franck Gohier. Typical of the artist’s use of humour and appropriation, these works playfully question identity and Aussie culture. Can we identity ourselves, en mass, by cuisine? What if Warhol grew up in the Top End? Appropriation and iconoclasm important to your work. These paintings […]

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for a casual gallery assistant to join the James Makin Gallery team. This role is suitable for a professional and enthusiastic candidate with gallery experience (ideally two years), who will be able to support our Director and Gallery Associate in day to day client assistance and administrative tasks. ⁠⁠The successful applicant will be […]

Artist Collaboration: Elizabeth Barnet x Review

We are thrilled to share Elizabeth Barnett’s collaboration with Review Australia. This insightful video by The Design Files shares Barnett’s creative process behind her collaboration – view the full video at The Design Files, linked below. Elizabeth Barnett’s limited edition artist’s collection is available now online and in stores next week at Review! Artist portrait […]

Ara Dolatian featuring in Melbourne Now

We are delighted to announce the inclusion of Ara Dolatian in Melbourne Now 2023. As said by the NGV about the significance of Melbourne Now, ” The inaugural 2013 exhibition was an unprecedented survey of some of the most exciting local contemporary practitioners. Ten years on, Melbourne Now 2023 will again highlight the latest art, […]

Belem Lett wins Kangaroo Valley Art Prize

Our congratulations to Belem Lett, who has continued his outstanding year of prize wins and nominations today, taking the winning prize at the Kangaroo Valley Art Prize!! ⁠ Playing with light, colour and movement as inseparable phenomena, Belem Lett considers the act of painting through the history of gestural abstraction. Through a deft application of […]

Antonia Perricone-Mrljak finalist in the Paddington Art Prize

Antonia Perricone-Mrljak has been announced as a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize – congratulations on this well deserved recognition! ⁠⁠The finalist exhibition will run from 27th October – 6th November.⁠ “Communities cannot exist without space. Immigrants bring a part of themselves with them even though they leave everything else behind. They plant a seed […]

Holly Greenwood featured on ABC Arts ‘Art Works’

Congratulations, Holly Greenwood, on an incredible feature on Art Works with ABC Arts! Watch the full feature on ABC iview (Art Works series 2 episode 28). To enquire about available works by Holly Greenwood please DM or email

Belem Lett finalist in Kangaroo Valley Art Prize

Congratulations, Belem Lett, who has added to his recent slew of art prize inclusions with a finalist position in the Kangaroo Valley Art Prize! Belem’s finalist work, Crossed Legs, is featured here.⁠⁠View the finalist exhibition at the Kangaroo Valley Hall from 30 September – 3 October. ⁠⁠To enquire about available works by Belem Lett, or […]

Ara Dolatian and Belem Lett finalists in the Lake At Prize

Congratulations to Belem Lett and Ara Dolatian, who have been announced as a finalists in the Lake Art Prize! View the finalist exhibition at the Museum of Art and Culture, yapang from 24 September – 11 December 2022.⁠⁠To enquire about available works by Ara Dolatian and Belem Lett please DM or email⁠ ⁠ 1. […]

Nuha Saad finalist in Deakin Small Sculpture Award

Our congratulations to Nuha Saad, who is a finalist in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. This is the 12th year of the award and from 306 entries only 41 finalist were selected! The finalist exhibition opens 7th September.⁠⁠Congratulations again to Nuha Saad and to all finalists in Small Sculpture Award.⁠⁠To enquire about available […]

Patrick Dagg in Vault

Pick up the latest copy of Vault to read Michaela Bear’s enlightening interview with Patrick Dagg!⁠⁠“Patrick Dagg’s practice diverges from traditional forms of painting and sculpture, instead embracing a collage and symbolism-based language akin to the human experience. The artist’s instinctive mixed-media works reflect the realities of our imperfect and data-saturated world. Dagg’s raw works […]

Sally Walk wins North Queensland Ceramics Award

A big congratulations to Sally Walk, who has won the North Queensland Ceramics Award for her work A Little Off Centre! The NQ Ceramics award are a part of the City of Townsville Art Collection Award and will exhibit at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 22 July to 25 September 2022. ⁠⁠We are delighted to […]