Punu is a Pitjantjatjarra word meaning 'wood' or 'tree'. It is used to refer to wooden objects that may be useful items such as spears, boomerangs and bowls for carrying water and bush foods, or decorative items such as carvings of snakes and lizards. Ananguku Arts is running a week long wood carving workshop in Port Augusta to create new work for the Our Mob Port Augusta Exhibition in September. Adnyamathanha elder Roy Coulthard is leading the workshop and hopes the skills developed by the participants will encourage a revival in punu making in the Port Augusta region.
As a member of the Indigenous Art Code we are committed to the principles of ethical trade in Indigenous art.