Nicholas Mario Australian, Tiwi, b. 1972

Nicholas Mario was born in Darwin to a Tiwi mother and a Greek father.

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.

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.