Ku’ (dogs) are important to the Wik and Kugu people of Aurukun in Far North Queensland. Ku’ belong to all five clans of Aurukun, and artists from each of the clans worked on a major sculptural commission of 26 ku’ and 3 puppies for the opening of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new building.
Developed in direct collaboration with Wik & Kugu Arts Centre, the Camp Dog merchandise collection features designs drawn directly from these ku’ sculptures, with royalties from the sale of all products paid to the artists and the Wik & Kugu Arts Centre.
Featuring a lively camp dog print on natural 100% organic cotton, this exclusive tote bag design is drawn from the sculpture Ku’ Ponchathan 2022 by Bruce Bell.
Camp Dogs tote bag
Designed in Australia
Exclusive to the Gallery Shop
Body: 38 x 42cm
Handles: 4 x 66cm
Bruce Bell Ku’ Ponchathan 2022, Art Gallery of New South Wales, commissioned with funds provided by the Aboriginal Art Collection Benefactors 2021 © Bruce Bell, courtesy Wik & Kugu Arts Centre
Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 1 cm