Aak Min

Aak Min! Beautiful Country exhibition on show

Presented by Aboriginal Art Co, Aurukun's Wik & Kugu Art Centre Aak Min! Beautiful Country exhibition is on now show at the Vault Gallery.

'Aak min' (pronounced ah-k min) in Wik-Mungkan Language means 'Beautiful Country'. When Wik & Kugu artists paint or carve the many stories belonging to their Homelands, they share both the beauty of their Country and the rich cultural heritage handed down to them over many thousands of years. 

Wik & Kugu Arts Centre is located in Aurukun a small Aboriginal community on the north-west coast of Cape York Peninsula. The Art Centre is renowned for highly collectable wooden sculptures produced in the men’s workshop. The women’s workshops are known for ochre and acrylic paintings.

Artists exhibiting at the Vault Gallery:

  • Bruce Bell
  • Keith Wikmunea
  • Devena Wikmunea
  • Leigh Namponan
  • Lex Namponan
  • Bevan Namponan
  • Rufus Namponan
  • Leo Namponan
  • Sheryl Pamulkan

Exhibition on display 3 June - 1 July, 2023.

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