James Makin Gallery is delighted to announce the representation of Telly Tu’u

Telly Tu’u is a Sydney-based artist, born in Wellington New Zealand. Culture is a seminal part of Tu’u’s practice, drawn from his Samoan, Chinese, Tokelau and Tuvalu heritage. His atmospheric abstract works call upon references including the Samoan Pe’a (tattoo) or Tapa cloth, which comprise patterns abstracted from nature. Tu’u’s paintings are celebrated for their […]

JMG 3 to open 24th July.

The countdown is on to the launch of our gallery’s third, monumental location, which opens in a week! Opening from the 24th of July, we can’t wait to welcome you into JMG3!⁠ ⁠JMG 3 will reopen with a group exhibition, Chapter Three. Featuring new and recent works by all galleried artists, it is a celebration […]

Sally Walk: this week’s featured Sydney Contemporary artist.

We’re excitedly anticipating this year’s Sydney Contemporary. At the James Makin Gallery booth this year will be Annalisa Ferraris, Patrick Dagg, Sally Walk (featured), Elizabeth Barnett, Toby Raine and Jasper Knight. In the coming weeks we’ll be featuring each of these artists, giving you a taste of what’s ahead. ⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠This week’s featured Sydney Contemporary […]

Our Cambridge Street gallery is now closed.

While we’re sad to say farewell after 12 years here, we’re excited for what’s in store for the next decade of James Makin Gallery at our incredible new home.⁠ Our new gallery at 89 Islington Street, Collingwood, opens from July 24th. We can’t wait to welcome you in. ⁠

Toby Raine: this week’s featured Sydney Contemporary artist.

We’re excitedly anticipating this year’s Sydney Contemporary. At the James Makin Gallery booth this year will be Annalisa Ferraris, Patrick Dagg, Sally Walk, Elizabeth Barnett, Toby Raine (featured) and Jasper Knight. In the coming weeks we’ll be featuring each of these artists, giving you a taste of what’s ahead. ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠This week’s featured Sydney Contemporary […]

Robert Malherbe named a finalist in the 2021 Wynne Prize.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Robert Malherbe has been named a finalist in the 2021 Wynne Prize for his work Govetts Leap, featured here. Congratulations to the artist, whose exhibition Raw Instinct is on view from today and runs until Sunday 13th June. ⁠

Jessica Velasquez appointment as gallery director.

This International Women’s Day we’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Jessica Velasquez as gallery director. This appointment comes after two years as Senior Art Advisor at the gallery, and over 20 years industry experience in Melbourne art galleries. Jessica will work alongside our founding director, James Makin, as the gallery continues to grow and […]

We’re moving to a new site.

2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the gallery! After 12 years we are saying goodbye to our CambridgeStreet gallery and moving to a bigger, bolder space on Islington Street, Collingwood. This is the third evolution of James Makin Gallery and continues the gallery’s expansion into larger and more dynamic locations. Due […]

James Makin Gallery to participate in Melbourne Design Week 2021.

It’s with great excitement that we announce our participation in Melbourne Design Week 2021. Responding to this year’s premise ‘Design the World You Want’, James Makin Gallery presents The Nature Of An Island – a new solo exhibition of works by designer Dale Hardiman and ceramic artist James Lemon. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Explored through a collection of […]

James Makin Gallery is thrilled to announce the representation of Antonia Perricone-Mrljak.

A Sydney-based artist, Antonia Perricone-Mrljak works directly and intuitively through a primal line. Raw, honest and direct she creates harmony in her expansive paintings through the layering of colour and form. The relationship between abstract shapes is critical to her practice.⁠ ⁠ ⁠Mrljak is represented in numerous public and private collections, and in 2019 presented […]