Born in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 1943
1994-95 M.A. (Research), Deakin University, Geelong
1962-66 National Art School, Sydney.
1961 Julian Ashton’s School of Art and Desiderius Orban Studio, Sydney
1997-2009 Art Critic, Herald Sun, Melbourne
1996-97 Director, National Art School, Sydney
1990 Artist-in-Residence, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK
1986-91 Principal Lecturer Co-Ordinator Post-Graduate Studies, Fine Art Department, Faculty of Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.
1983-86 Principal Lecturer, Co-Ordinator Post-Graduate Program, Deputy Head Faculty of Art and Design, Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
1973-82 Senior Lecturer, Painting, School of Art & Design, Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne
1978 Visiting Artist, Gloucestershire, School of Art & Design, UK
1972-82 Art Critic, Sun News Pictorial, Melbourne
1971 Lecturer in Painting, PCAE, Melbourne
1968-70 Lecturer, National Art School, Sydney
SELECTED AWARDS & COMMISSIONS
2013 Finalist, John Glover Art Prize, Tasmania
2012 Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat
2011 Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize 2011, Brisbane
2010 Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
2010 Finalist, Calleen Art Award, Finalist, NSW
2009 Finalist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane.
2008 Finalist,Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane.
2008 Finalist , John Glover Art Prize, Tasmania.
2007 The Makin Hotel - commissioned to create a series of paintings and prints for a forty suite boutique hotel ( the first of the Art Series Hotels each one named after a leading Australian artist and exclusively featuring their art ) at 48 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne.
2002 William Creek and Beyond. The Deague Family Art Foundation commissioned 10 artists, of which Makin was one, to travel to Lake Eyre, South Australia, and produce a series of paintings and participate in a documentary film based on the expedition, which was further documented in a book, William Creek and Beyond. The collection toured a number of public galleries, and now forms the basis of the Deague Foundation private collection.
1998 Commissioned by AMP to paint a large scale mural for their new corporate headquarters in Brisbane. Entitled The Bulloo Overflow this entailed a painting expedition to work on location at Bulloo Downs, a AMP cattle station south of Thargomindah, in south-west Queensland.
1995-98 Australian Government Post-Graduate Research Scholarship, Deakin University, Melbourne
1993 Commissioned by the Commonwealth Savings Bank to create, A Romantic Trilogy, three 2.5m x 3m canvases, in the World Trade Centre, Sydney
1993/94 Commissioned by the Hilton International Hotel, Brisbane, to create a large scale mural (11x4metres) for the hotel atrium which became known as, The Hilton Waterfall.
1992 Commissioned by the Federal Airports Corporation to paint two large scale paintings in the VIP Lounge, International Airport, Sydney.
1992 Winner. Tattersall's Club Art Prize, Brisbane
1987 Commission: Victorian Ministries for Transport Public Art Project, ‘Transporting Art’ to paint, The Desert Tram.
1985 Winner, Gold Coast Purchase Prize, Queensland
1980 Prize winner, Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition.
1980 Portrait commission - Professor James Steel, for the School of Veterinary Science, Melbourne University.
1979 Commissioned by the National Bank of Australasia to design a tapestry, woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne.
1976 Winner. Townsville Pacific Festival Purchase Award, Queensland
1976 Winner. Rockhampton Art Prize, Queensland
1971 Winner. Gold Coast Purchase Prize, Queensland
1965 Winner. Mirror-Warratah Art Prize, Sydney
1964 Awarded Art Progression Scholarship, National Art School, Sydney
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Art Gallery of WA, Perth
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
Banker’s Trust, Sydney
Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
BHP Collection, Melbourne
Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Brisbane
Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
CBUS Collection of Australian Art, Melbourne
Chelsea Art Club, London
Coles Myer Collection, Melbourne
Dalby Collection, Queensland
Deakin University Art Collection, Victoria
Domus Australia, The Vatican, Rome
Edinburgh University Collection, Scotland
Flinders University, Adelaide
Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
Gold Coast City Collection, Queensland
ICI Collection, Melbourne
La Trobe University Collection, Melbourne
Macquarie Group Collection
McClelland Gallery, Victoria
Medibank Collection, Melbourne
Monash Medical Centre Foundation – Fine Art Collection, Melbourne
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
National Bank of Australasia Collection of Modern Art, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Parliament House Collection, Canberra
Pegasus Gold Corporation, Washington DC, USA
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
R & I Bank, Perth
Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
Rothschild Bank Collection, London
Sale Regional Art Centre, Victoria
Savage Club Art Collection, Melbourne
Stuart College of Advanced Education, Adelaide
Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria
Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
Townsville Art Gallery, Queensland
Victorian Premier’s Department Collection, Melbourne
University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Critical Moments. Essays and Reviews on Art in Australia, by Jeff Makin, Macmillan, 2011
Fields, Caroline, Jeffrey Makin: Drawings, Stonnington Stables Museum of Art, 2006.
Bonython, Kym, Australian Painting 1970-75, Rigby, Adelaide, 1976.
Bonython, Kym, Australian Painting 1970-80, Rigby, Adelaide, 1980.
Carmichael, R., Makin, J. and Wolseley, J., Orienteering: Painting in the Landscape, Deakin University Press, Geelong, 1982.
Chanin, Eileen, Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House, Roseville, NSW, 1990.
Crawford, Ashley and McGregor, Ken, William Creek and Beyond, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2002.
Drury, Neville, Images in Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House, Roseville, NSW, 1990.
Germaine, Max, Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand, Lansdowne Editions, Sydney, 1979.
McCulloch, Alan, The Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, Hutchinson, Melbourne, 1967.
McCulloch, Susan, The Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, Allan and Unwin, Sydney 1994.
McGrath, Sandra, Brett Whitely, Bay Books, Sydney, 1979.
McGregor, Ken, William Creek and Beyond, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2002.
McGregor, Ken and Makin, Jeff, Teeming With Life: The Graphics of John Olsen, McMillan, Melbourne, 2005.
McKenzie, Jane, Drawing in Australia, MacMillan, Sydney, 1986.
Nicholls, Lara, The CBUS Collection of Australian Art: advisor Dr Joseph Brown AO 2004.
Olsen, John, Drawn from Life, Duffy & Snellgrove, Melbourne, 1997.
Sturgeon, Graham, Australia, the Painter’s Vision, Bay Books, Sydney, 1987.
Thomas, David, Jeffrey Makin – Genii Loci, Stonington Stables Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne, 2002.
Who’s Who in Australia, Information Australia, Melbourne, 1998.
Zimmer, Jenny, Australia Felix: Landscapes by Jeffrey Makin, Macmillan, Melbourne, 2002.
JOURNALS & MAGAZINES
Allen, Traudi, Studio International, vol 199, No. 1015, 1986/87, p. 36
Astbury, Leigh, ‘Marketing the Last Frontier’, Studio International, vol. 199, No. 1015, 1986/87
Beaumont, Mary Rose, Art Review, London U.K. 29th Jan. 1988
Bromfield, Dr. David, ‘Aspects of Landscape’, Art Network, Spring 1983
Brown, Phil, ‘A Waterfall Affair’, State of the Art, Issue 2, 1992, pp. 46-47
Collier, Caroline, ‘Paintings from Australia’, Studio International, March 1984
Dodd, Terri, ‘Scaling the Heights of Art’, Australian Artist, No. 103, Jan 1993, cover & pp. 42-48
Griffiths, Anna, ‘Transport of Delight’, Design World, No. 13, 1987, pp. 30-33
Griffiths, Anna, ‘Splash’, Design Ink, No. 11, Dec 1992, pp.48-53
Hill, Peter, ‘The Flinders Ranges’, Alba, No. 8, 1998 pp. 34-36
Lane, Jessica, ‘Jeff Makin: a Heidelberg Spirit’, Antiques and Art, May/June, 1968
Lynn, Elwyn, ‘Profile 5 Exhibition’, catalogue essay, University of Melbourne Gallery, May 1977
Lynn, Elwyn, ‘Australian Letter’, Art International, March/April, 1982
Lynn, Elwyn, ‘Jeffrey Makin’, Watters Gallery Bulletin, 1968
Millington, John, ‘Jeffrey Makin, in the Top End!’, Antiques and Art, July-Nov 1991, p. 43
Siebert, David, ‘Jeffrey Makin, An Artist of International Significance’, Art National, Sep 1984
Siebert, David, ‘Waterfalls’, Oz Art Report, Issue 2, 1992, pp. 42-45
Turnbull, Ken, ‘All the world’s a stage’, Bendigo Magazine (Issue 18, Winter 2010, pp 88 – 90)
von Joel, Mike, Artline, Vol. 3, No. 10, 1988, pp. 20-21
Bell, Pam, ‘A Fresh New Look’, Australian, 13 June 1977.
Brown, Phil, Brisbane Courier Mail, 6 Sep 1991.
Brown, Phil, ‘Masterpeice Commissioned’, City News, 19 Dec 1991.
Brown, Phil, ‘Hilton Waterfall Unvelied’, City News, 16 Jan 1992.
Carmichael, Rod, Sun News Pictorial, Melbourne, 4 March 1997.
Crawford, Ashley, ‘Escape from the Traditional View of the Landscape’, Age, 15 August 2002 .
Dutkiewicz, Adam, ‘Makin Shows his True Colours with Landscape’, Advertiser, Adelaide, 17 May 1995.
Follent, Sarah, ‘In Pursuit of an Individual Line’, Australian, 14 June 1984.
Galbally, Ann, Age, 6 Oct 1971.
Gill, Harb, ‘Into Thin Eyre’, Herald Sun, Weekend Magazine, 13 July 2002 .
Gleeson, James, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Nov 1971.
Lancashire, Rebecca, ‘Heidelberg Still Casts its Spell’, Age, 28 Oct 1991.
Langer Gertrude, ‘Landscape Keeping Pace’, Brisbane Courier Mail, 6 June 1977.
Langer, Gertrude, Brisbane Courier Mail, 23 Oct 1979.
Lazar, Amanda, ‘Painting Needs More than a Gut Reaction’, Age, 4 December 1976.
Lynn, Elwyn, ‘Soul Brothers Surge Ahead’, Australian, 11 Aug 1984.
Lynn, Elwyn, ‘Conjuring with Four Masters in Full Flight’, Australian Magazine, No. 14, 14-15 May 1988.
Lynn, Elwyn, ‘Champs Canvass Art with Punch’, Weekend Australian, 23-24 March 1991.
Lynn, Elwyn, Australian Weekend Review, 4-5 April 1992.
McCaughey, Patrick, Age, 10 Oct 1973.
Millar, Ronald, Sun News Pictorial, 10 October 1973.
Olsen, John, Sun News Pictorial, 1 Dec 1976.
Rooney, Robert, ‘The Landscape Confrontation’, Age, 23 Melbourne 1980.
Smith, Sue, ‘Landscape painter joins the masters’, Courier Mail, 26 Nov 1992.
Snell, Ted, ‘Glowing Landscapes a Joy to View’, Western Mail, 10 July 1982.
Stowell, Jill, ‘Icons Fall into Place’, Newcastle Herald, 22 Sep 2001.
Warren, Alan, Sun News Pictorial, 6 Oct 1971.
Wallace-Crabbe, Robin, Canberra Times, 28 Oct 1968.