Woody Mellor is an Australian multidisciplinary artist currently based in Naarm (Melbourne). In 2012, Woody graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) from Curtin University, Western Australia. Following his acceptance to the MA Painting program at the Royal College of Art in 2014, Woody lived and exhibited in London until his return to Australia in 2020.

Drawing often explicitly from a wide range of influences—stage traditions, literature, opera, film and popular culture—Woody Mellor’s paintings are imbued with the theatricality and whimsey of an otherwise performative practice. With a history of painting backdrops and stage sets for his own live performances and moving image projects, Mellor’s current practice works to move away from simply utilising painting as a ‘part of the whole’, while still honouring his enduring interest in stage and dramatic storytelling.