Jeff Makin, Acacia and Blackboys, 24/60, 43 × 59cm, etching, 2004.

Australia Felix

19 Jun 2024 – 8 Sep 2024

Etchings by Jeff Makin

Australia Felix is the title for the suite of ten etchings by Central Victorian artist, Jeff Makin. In 1836 the explorer, Major Mitchell, coined the Latin phrase Australia Felix, which losely translates to mean ‘the lucky country’, to describe the landscape south of the Murray river

Jeff Makin created a series of 10 etchings for World Environment Week in 2004 in collaboration with Port Jackson Press and the Australian Conservation Foundation.

The Australia Felix series was donated to Central Goldfields Shire through the Cultural Gifts Program by Elizabeth and Jeff Makin.

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