Ngiya Murakupuni Mantiyupwi (My Country Mantiyupwi)

2020

I am born and bred on the Tiwi Islands and it is important for me to be living in Milikapi and making art about my culture.”

— Dino Wilson

I paint Tunga with circles and dots. A long time ago the old people used Tunga. They collected the bush tucker in it. They would carry it for a long time, it feels good thinking about what they used to do.”

— Dino Wilson

Dino Wilson
Jaliwaki (Bush potato)
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 150 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 365-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Jaliwaki (Bush potato)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 365-20
Dino Wilson
Wantaringuwi (Sun)
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 120 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 379-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Wantaringuwi (Sun)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 120 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 379-20
Dino Wilson
Wantaringuwi (Sun)
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 120 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 367-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Wantaringuwi (Sun)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 120 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 367-20
Dino Wilson
Wantaringuwi (Sun)
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 150 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 236-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Wantaringuwi (Sun)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 236-20
Dino Wilson
Tunga (Bag)
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 150 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 364-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Tunga (Bag)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 364-20
Dino Wilson
Tunga (Bag)
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 150 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 225-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Tunga (Bag)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 225-20
Dino Wilson
Tunga (Bag)
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 150 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 48-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Tunga (Bag)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 48-20
Dino Wilson
Ngiya Murrakupupuni
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 150 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 363-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Ngiya Murrakupupuni
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 363-20
Dino Wilson
Ngiya Murrakupupuni
2020
natural ochres on linen
150 x 150 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 362-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Ngiya Murrakupupuni
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 362-20
Dino Wilson
Jaliwaki (Bush potato)
2020
natural ochres on linen
200 x 200 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 378-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Jaliwaki (Bush potato)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 200 x 200 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 378-20
Dino Wilson
Jaliwaki (Bush potato)
2020
natural ochres on linen
200 x 150 cm
Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 366-20
work-image
  • Dino Wilson
  • Jaliwaki (Bush potato)
  • 2020
  • natural ochres on linen
  • 200 x 150 cm
  • Provenance: Jilamara Arts & Crafts, cat 366-20

My Country is Pickataramoor. We get the yellow ochre there and we burn it on the fire to make it red. I feel happy working with ochres, it makes me feel good because they have come from my country. The old people they do it from long time ago, before they pass away they pass it over for us – the new generation.”

— Dino Wilson

I paint suns, sitting around the fire, my families’ different countries on the Tiwi islands and Jaliwaki (bush potato). They find jaliwaki around Paru and Pirlingimpi, it’s not the cheeky bush potato, you can eat it. The old people still eat it. Bush potato and tunga are my favourite things to paint because they are Tiwi... I like painting with ochre colours for the same reason, they are Tiwi and come from the island that I live.”

— Dino Wilson

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