Now representing J Davies

We are thrilled to announce our representation of J Davies!

J is a multidisciplinary Takataapui artist respectfully undertaking mahi on stolen lands of The Kulin Nation in Naarm (Melbourne). Through their ongoing archiving of contemporary queer existence J cultivates connection to community and culture whilst considering themes of identity, intimacy and neurodiversity. With a distinctly personal perspective J documents their own life behind-closed-doors, inviting audiences and collaborators to collectively contemplate the ways in which we view and value intimacy. 

J graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017, formalising an expansive photographic practice that they have been undertaking since 2008. In 2022 Davies was awarded the World Centred Photography Practice award from RMIT and in the same year was shortlisted for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, and Incinerator Gallery’s Incinerator Award. In 2022 they published their first book Half of My Whole Life Was Just a Dream exploring the connectedness of consciousness and subconsciousness. 

Making waves in contemporary photography locally and abroad, J has recently been included in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria with a major photographic installation. They are also exhibiting at the Hong Kong International Photo Festival in October 2023, and will be presenting a major solo exhibition as a part of Photo2024 here at James Makin Gallery!

To request a PDF catalogue of available works by J Davies, please email

Artist portrait by Jacinta Oaten, 2022

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