KY-YA NICHOLSON WARD
I am an 20 year old Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung, Ngurai illum Wurrung, German and Irish woman. I‘m am based in Naarm (Melbourne). I’m a passionate Victorian Aboriginal artist who tells the stories of my ancestors, family, country and I also use my art to advocate political issues around the world.
I specialise in acrylic painting, digital works and also do public art, murals and jersey/shirt designs.
I grew up watching my mum Mandy Nicholson create amazing artworks and I have always been very intrigued. She has her own unique style which has lead me to create my own unique style. My artworks are strictly South Eastern style, which means I do lines, diamonds, circles, as my ancestors have always done. I’m inspired to use my art to showcase my culture in a positive way and to educate others.