The James Makin Gallery is located at 67 Cambridge Street in Collingwood, one of Melbourne's most dynamic, developing areas for contemporary art spaces. In recent years many galleries have relocated to the area to create a dense mix of contemporary art spaces, artist run initiatives and artist studios.
The primary focus of James Makin Gallery is to promote excellence and innovation in contemporary art, holding diverse and exciting exhibitions, events, and forums to create opportunities for collectors and investors to meet with artists for discussion.
The gallery represents a select stable of highly trained early career to senior Australian contemporary artists who are collected by many important institutional, private and public collections nationally and internationally. Represented artists exhibit in a wide range genres and styles; from figurative, landscape, expressionist, realism, and abstraction – incorporating mediums that include painting, printmaking, (intaglio, relief and digital) works on paper, sculpture and photography.
The gallery is a 300 square metre converted warehouse inspired by the world's best galleries and museums. With polished concrete floors, diffused natural light from the original saw-tooth skylights, the latest in artificial gallery lighting, high ceilings and large flexible flowing exhibition spaces, the gallery is capable of holding one, two or three shows at once.