Nicholas Mahady (AU)

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Born 1996, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

Nicholas Mahady’s practice is concerned with depicting micro atmospheres – vague entities that are almost qualities rather than subjects. The conceptual framework around Mahady’s practice considers how to represent the unrepresentable, like atmospheres and energies, in the most realistic of mediums: photography. Mahady’s work further references the nature and history of photography through producing works which resemble the seeing device. For instance, overhead projectors or objects that begin to imitate lenses. Mahady has a core interest in the fracture between intention and perception and the importance of the accidental gesture and human touch, thus seeking to frame the images as poetic, not narrative, objects.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March