James Makin Gallery is pleased to announce a forthcoming exhibition by Jeff Makin. This exhibition marks the artist’s 80th birthday and over 60 years of his painting career. The gallery is proud to present a major retrospective of the artist’s work, featuring new paintings, as well as seminal works from the artist’s vast ouvre – works released for acquisition for the first time.
Makin’s work has long explored the picturesque and the sublime in nature, rooted in a specifically Australian locality. Makin has visited many Australian landmarks throughout his career, in search of capturing those intangible qualities that form the essence of the land. Following this, much of Makin’s work is painted in the plein air tradition. In a career that has been dedicated to capturing the vastness of Australia’s varying terrain, his work invariably succeeds in its depiction of the genius locus, or ‘spirit of place’.
Opening Event: Saturday 6 May, 2 – 4pm.
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