Wik and Kugu Art Centre
The Wik and Kugu Arts and Crafts Centre is located in Aurukun – a small, remote Indigenous community on the north-west tip of Cape York Peninsula. The gallery is an important cultural centre focussed on authentic and high quality Indigenous sculpture and fibre art. There has been an art centre at Aurukun for over fifty years and it provides artistic and commercial support for local artists. The Centre is best known for its iconic sculptures of camp dogs, made from locally sourced milky pine. These works are made through carving and painting techniques based on body painting designs, using a variety of paint. Many of the designs are based on totems belonging to family members.