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Aurukun artists carve corporate gifts for Skytrans

Aurukun’s Wik and Kugu artists have turned their hand to corporate gifts at the request of regional Queensland airline Skytrans. Aurukun Mayor Dereck Walpo said the carvers had taken great delight in carving and painting model Skytrans planes. “Skytrans Chief Executive Officer Mike Thinee was visiting the Wik and Kugu Art Centre and the artists … Read More

Aurukun CCTV wins national award

Aurukun’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) security system which is successfully reducing anti-social in the community has received a national award for excellence. Installer SAPE Industries took out the Special Security Event or Project worth more than $500,000 category in the 2017 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence. Aurukun Mayor Dereck Walpo congratulated SAPE Industries on the … Read More

Top Award

Congratulations to the Wik and Kugu Art Centre for the winning the Cairns Regional Art Centre Award and to Garry Namponan for winning the Premier’s Award for Excellence at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF). Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk presented the award to Mr Namponan at CIAF in recognition of … Read More

Aurukun women tell their story through art

Aurukun women will tell their stories of country at a KickArts exhibition opening in Cairns tomorrow (July 13). The exhibition runs until August 5 as part of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) satellite program. Ngan Aurukun Wanch Aak Puul Ngantan Yumpenan (We are Aurukun women making the stories of our country) features 12 artworks … Read More