Paula Mahoney is a practising artist who exhibits regularly in Australia. She is presently completing her PhD, Using photography as an analogy in the exploration of death and mourning in 2017 at Monash University. Her current work uses both analogue and digital cameras to produce photographic prints and mixed media. Mahoney is interested in the notion of control of one’s own mortality, while also paying homage to the ghosts of her parents and ancestors. The resulting works are at times her memento moris, a manifestation of my own death, and an investigation of lamentation, with the themes of death, memory and loss central to her practice. She has received two Highly Commended in the prestigious Olive Cotton award, and has been a finalist in many major art prizes in Australia and abroad.