Dino Wilson Australian, Tiwi, b. 1983


Dino lived in Wurrumiyanga and worked at the Sport and Recreation Centre for many years. He moved to Milikapiti in 2016 to live with his mother Carol Black. Dino's mother used to paint at Jilamara so he decided to become a member and start painting. Dino paints Wantaringuwi which is the sun in Tiwi. he depicts the cycle of the rising sun in the morning and when it goes down in the evening. He uses the natural colours of red, yellow and white ochres to come up with different tones to depict the colours of the Tiwi Landscape drenched in the different hues of Wantaringuwi. Dino says 'I am born and bred on the Tiwi Islands and it is important for me to be living in Milikapiti and making art about my culture.'