Skin: Takaringuwi (Scaly Mullet)
Dino Wilson is an emerging artist at Jilamara Arts and Craft Association, where he began painting in 2017. In just a few years, he has foregrounded a promising painting career with recognition by major galleries and institutions across the country.
Having previously lived in Wurrumiyanga (Bathurst Island), he worked for some years at the Sport and Recreation Centre. In 2016, he moved to Milikapiti on Melville Island to live with his mother Carol Black. Dino’s mother painted at Jilamara Arts and soon after moving he decided to become a member and start making work himself.
Since starting to work at the art centre, Dino has been in many group exhibitions around the country and his work has gained attention internationally. In 2020, he had two inaugural solo exhibitions, the first in Darwin at Outstation and the second in Melbourne at Vivien Anderson Gallery. In 2021, he was selected for the first time as a finalist in the Telstra NATSIA Award in the Emerging Art Category and was the recipient of the Award of Excellence at the National Emerging Art Prize at Michael Reid Gallery in Sydney.