Feb
28
Mar 2

ART 14 London

ART14 is an international art fair held each year in london at Olympia from 28th February - 2nd March. Galleries from all over the world participate including this year the James Makin Gallery with a solo exhibition by Makin senior. Its  entitled  Australia Felix, and takes its name from Major Mitchell's third expedition to south-west and Central Victoria during which he described the rich pastoral grazing land around Mt Macedon and Castlemaine as, €œ'Australia Felix'€. Makin'€™s studio is in the small gold-mining village of Chewton near Castlemaine, just near the €œMajor Mitchell Trail€.

The exhibition includes many of Makin's major compositional concerns such as  waterfalls, rivers, lakes  and vistas from all over Australia.  Curated by JMG  most  are large iconic paintings including some earlier pieces  and a suite of etching of the same name.