Nick Mullaly is an emerging artist practicing and living in Melbourne, having completed his Honours degree at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018. Mullaly specialises in vibrant oil paintings amongst other mediums, such as drawing, ceramics and mixed-media.

Mullaly’s imagery is abundant with facades and ambivalences, scouting aspects of performance, metamorphosis, worldmaking and pop culture in order to examine and reinterpret identity and reality. Reverie versus reality, glowing colour palettes and whimsical compositions work concurrently to both expose and conceal. The mysterious theatricality of Mullaly’s work is further reinforced by a continual series of juxtapositions - light and dark, love and loss, celebration and mourning; the saccharine and the bittersweet.