Bruce Bell is a Wik-Mungkan man from Aurukun and his clan group is Apalech, a custodial complex group from the Southern Wik Lands. Bruce specialises in contemporary ritual sculpture and painting where he generally depicts clan totems and Story Places. He has honed his skills as a master craftsman at the Wik & Kugu Arts Centre for the last thirty years.




2023              Aak Keenkanam Exhibition, JGM Gallery, London

2023              Aak Min! Exhibition, Aboriginal Art Co, Vault Gallery, Brisbane

2023              Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Cairns

2022              Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Cairns

2022              Aak Puul Exhibition, The Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2021              Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Cairns

2020              Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Cairns

National Gallery Victoria (NGV), Awards Dinner

National Gallery Victoria (NGV), Past Legacy Present Tense

Pandanus Gallery, Palm Cove.

2019              Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, (CIAF)

2019              Sydney Contemporary



2017           Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Regional Gallery Award for Best Art                         Centre, Thancoupie Bursary


Exhibition History

2018 Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair 2018, Cairns Cruise Terminal

2019 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns QLD

2019 Wik and Kugu Art Centre represented by Black Square Arts, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney NSW