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Alair Pambegan

Natural Ochres and Dry Pigments on Belgian Linen.

70.6cm x 50.8cm


“The Brolga is my totem. It belongs to us, Winchanam [ceremonial group]. My dad [late Arthur Pambegan, Jr.], he did the Brolga dance. I know this dance and the song. When I paint the Brolga, I sing it to myself.”



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Wik and Kugu Art Centre

Wik and Kugu Art Centre services artists from all five ceremonial groups in Aurukun: Wanam, Winchanam, Puch, Apalech and Sara.

Located in Far North Queensland, the Art Centre comprises a men’s art studio and workshop, a women’s art studio and a gallery space.

Visitors who can’t make it to Aurukun can call the Centre via FaceTime, Skype or Whatsapp for a personal tour through the gallery, close-up viewings of artworks and meetings with the artists. Wik and Kugu Art Centre is operated by Aurukun Shire Council. Opening hours: Mo-Fri 8AM-4PM.

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