Nicholas Mario

Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association

Skin: Wantaringuwi (Sun)
Country: Ranku
Dance: Yirrikapayi (Crocodile)

Nicholas was born in Darwin. His Mother is from the Tiwi Islands and his Father is Greek.

Growing up on Bathurst Island, he learned painting skills from his Grandmother Carol Babui and carving skills from his Grandfather and Uncles. He started painting soon after he finished school.

Nicholas played football for many years. On the Tiwi Islands he has played for the Imalu Tigers. In Alice Springs he played for the Pioneers and the Federals.

He became a member of Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association in 2012. Prior to that Nicholas  worked at Munupi Art Centre.

Nicholas has his own distinct Jilamara and likes to paint on canvas and paper and carve ironwood Tutini poles. He has made several limited edition prints and a screenprinted design for textile.