James Makin Gallery


James Makin Gallery was established in 2003 in a small shop front on High Street, Armadale. During these foundational years, James Makin began to build a strong stable of artists, and began exhibiting at art fairs. Following the success of the gallery, in 2009 the gallery relocated to Cambridge Street, Collingwood – a warehouse space three times the size of its previous location.

For the next decade James Makin Gallery continued its trajectory of growth and market excellence, expanding its stable, attending international art fairs, and becoming a regular presence at major national art fairs. During this period, James Makin appointed a second director, Jessica Velasquez. In 2021 James Makin Gallery relocated once more to Islington Street Collingwood, setting the tone for a new decade with a world-class, architecturally designed gallery space. From its humble beginnings, James Makin has established his gallery as a leader in Australian contemporary art.