Mariel McClorey - Makeup, Special Effects, and Visual Artist

Originally from New York, I am an independant makeup/ special effects and visual artist based in Sydney, Australia.

After completing my Bachelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts majoring in Painting I went onto pursue learning in special effects and prosthetic makeup at Makeup Effects Group in Sydney and then at Gorton Studio in Falmouth, England, where I speciailzed in silicone prosthetics.. 

I started learning makeup whilst at art school as I had a love for high fashion beauty and avant garde looks. I soon expanded my skill set to include special effects, prosthetics, puppets and more character based work utilizing my background in fine arts and fabrication - having also studied puppet making and performance at Terrapin Puppet Theatre in Tasmania.  


I have worked professionally in film, TV,  fashion, and theatre for over 10 years with credits including: Nekrotronic, Thor:Ragnarok,  Cleverman season 1 and 2 (ABC tv), Hacksaw Ridge, Mad Max Fury Road, Red Christmas, Wyrmwood:Road of the Dead, The Wolverine, Unbroken, I, Frankenstein, Inhuman Resources and more

During 2013-2014 I was Head Makeup Artist for the global nightclub brand Pacha durting its time in Sydney. I interpreted and designed high fashion runway looks for a theatrical nightclub experience including makeup design for dancers, aerialists, burlesque artists, circus artists and special live guest performers. 

My work is a reflection of my training with the best in the industry coupled with technique and experience in fine arts. Iā€™m interested in makeup and character work that ranges from the most subtle right through to the avant garde and extreme with an emphasis on utilizing my experience in  special fx, prosthetics, character work and prop making.

Don't hesitate to get in contact to discuss your next project.