Clan: Nyikina /Ngarinyin
Marylou Divilli identifies as both Nyikina and Ngarinyin, both from her mother’s side. She lives at the Yurmulun (Pandanus Park) community located on the Fitzroy River, south of Derby. Her main reason for painting is to learn more about culture and is inspired by the older artists and community members – she likes the way they tell stories and sing.
Not limited to working in one medium, Marylou exhibits both painting and photography. When painting, she prefers to use ochre over acrylic, as she loves the earthy colours of pigments and the effects they produce when mixed together. She paints mostly animals, such as possum and her totem animal, the saltwater barramundi. However, she also enjoys painting stories and sharing her family culture.