About

Established in 1975, Port Jackson Press is a mainstay of the Australian printmaking landscape. The company is widely recognized as an authoritative destination for the best of Australian printmaking. From its roots as a print publishing house, the gallery has continuously evolved, changing alongside and in support of original, limited edition fine art prints. PJP’s current directors acquired the business in the early ‘90s and their artistic credentials have only added to the strong connection the gallery has to the Australian art scene. Mirroring its vibrant Collingwood location, the gallery represents an eclectic mix of artists and has seen a recent focus on the acquisition of an exciting new generation of contemporary printmakers to its stable.

The large gallery space is punctuated by large wooden antique plan press drawers, not only have these become synonymous with the PJP brand, but also hint at the wealth of works produced by their artists. In operation for over four decades, PJP has amassed a stable of artists whose works reflect the diverse techniques and audiences of the printmaking market. For collectors new and established, the gallery presents the elite of exhibiting Australian contemporary printmaking.

Port Jackson Press has a specialised focus on the representation, promotion and career longevity of its artists. In an industry that is becoming increasingly online-focused and flooded with self-represented artists, PJP offers its artists the unique benefits of its printmaking heritage. Continuing this history, PJP remains to discover and represent the new faces of the industry.

Elizabeth Crompton

Director

Elizabeth Crompton has been a working director for Port Jackson Press Australia for over 15 years. During this time she has overseen the publication of numerous editions by some of Australia’s most famous artists and has also worked on major corporate projects including the Westin Hotel (Sydney) and the Park Hyatt (Melbourne).

Available by Appointment only
elizabeth@portjacksonpress.com.au

Kathleen Coelho

Gallery Manager/Curator

Kathleen has a Bachelor of Fine Art (Printmaking) from RMIT, a Masters in Art Curatorship; specializing in Japanese Edo Prints, from the University of Melbourne and a Business Management background. She has worked in the Ancient Art Museum in Lisbon, Portugal and in commercial galleries in Melbourne since graduating in 2006. Her passion has always been in Printmaking and she has now found the perfect surroundings, at Port Jackson Press.
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Jessica Velasquez

Website / Design / Installation

Jessica Velasquez has a Bachelor of Creative Arts graduating in 1998 at Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)/Melbourne University. She has worked with contemporary galleries for over 12 years and founded CANVAS & CO. in 2008.   Jessica specializes in exhibition curation, art installation, gallery administration and graphic design.
admin@portjacksonpress.com.au

Holly Sperrin

Gallery Assistant

Currently completing Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design, ACU Fitzroy 2016.

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Laura Kirkham

Gallery Assistant

Currently completing Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (History & Visual Arts), ACU Fitzroy 2016. Background in Interior Design & Visual Merchandising (QUT) 2010.

James Makin

Director

James Makin, has a degree in fine art from Monash University and has considerable experience as an art consultant, auctioner and valuer in contemporary Australian art. He is available to give advice on art and other aspects of collecting art. He is currently studying a Masters in Arts Curatorship at Melbourne University.

James is Director of James Makin Gallery, located at 67 Cambridge St. Collingwood. Specialising in contemporary Australian art.
Available by Appointment only
james@jamesmakingallery.com

Jeff Makin

Director

Jeff Makin is a director of Port Jackson Press and is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading landscape painters and art critics. He holds a Diploma in Painting from the National Art School, Sydney, and a Masters Degree (Research) from Deakin University, Melbourne. He has exhibited nationally and internationally with over sixty solo exhibitions, is widely published, and is represented in most national, state, regional, private and corporate collections within Australia.

Available by Appointment only
jeff@portjacksonpress.com.au