Paula Mahoney (AU)


Born 1972, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Mahoney uses art as an expression of lamentation and a way to mediate her relationship with death. She explores the arbitrariness of death and personal loss using performative photography and portraiture. Acknowledging that in the face of death, we are presented with the horror of what will happen to us all: we will cease and the body will decay. It is in these moments that we share in our universal fragility and vulnerability. Suggesting psychological shifts that create an awareness of our limits and connect us to each other and to a greater whole.

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