Arts & Crafts Centre

Wik and Kugu Arts Centre

The Centre acknowledges the financial support from the Commonwealth (Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support) and State Governments.

Akay Aoilia Women’s Arts Centre

Since the opening of the new Women’s Arts Centre  in August 2015, a new partnership with Cape York Employment has seen women of all ages accessing the centre for daily activities in creative industries.

The Women Centre with the support of Arts Queensland funding through their Backing Indigenous Arts Program, has established a series of skill set and professional development workshops that will help build both the capacity of the arts workers and the centre. The Commonwealth Government continue to assist our Akay Aoilia women’s artists.

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Current Exhibitions

Wik and Kugu artists are currently exhibiting with Kick Arts Contemporary Arts in Cairns, where their work can also be found for sale in the Kick Arts Gallery Shop.  Their work can also be viewed at Maunsell & Wickes Gallery at Paddington in Sydney; and Vivian Anderson Galleries at St Kilda in Melbourne.  If you are visiting Palm Cove in Cairns, you are also welcome to visit the Pandanus Gallery.

 

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http://maunsellwickes.com/home/

http://kickarts.org.au/

http://www.vivienandersongallery.com/

http://pandanusaboriginalart.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wik and Kugu Upstairs Gallery

The Up Stairs Gallery at the centre has a large range of stock currently for sale, if you are looking for that new and wonderful gift for a love one for Christmas. The gallery has a large selection of items for viewing and sale.  You are also welcome to meet the artists in their workshop.

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Artists Profile

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ARTIST: BEVAN Namponan

DATE OF BIRTH: 12th September 1963

CLAN GROUP: Apalech (Mother) – Apalech (Father)

LANGUAGE GROUP: Wik Ngathan (Mother) – Wik Alkan (Father)

HOMELAND STATE: Cape Keer Weer (Mother – Aayk, Kirke River (Father)

TOTEM: Fresh water Shark; Night Owl; Salmon (Mother) Kangaroo (Father)

Bevan has been working with the art center for several years. His work is to be found in many different collections such as the GOMA, gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of Bendigo and many private collections

 

2006   ‘Country in mind, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne

2007   “Puulway”, Wik and Kugu Totems. Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Melbourne

2010   “Befor time Began” University of Queensland, Brisbane

2011    Andrew Baker Gallery, Group show, Brisbane

2012    Alcaston Gallery, Group show, Melbourne

2012     Martin Browne Contemporary, Group show, Sydney

2013     Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

2013     Kinship, Cairns