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.


2018              Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Cairns

2017              Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Cairns

                      National Gallery Victoria (NGV), Awards Dinner

                      National Gallery Victoria (NGV), Past Legacy Present Tense

                      Pandanus Gallery, Palm Cove

2016              Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, (CIAF), 2016


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