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Title

Narbong (string bag)


Artist

Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Australia

1962 -

Language group

Wiradjuri, Southern Riverine region


About

Wiradjuri artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey was born in 1962 in Swan Hill, Victoria. Inspired by the Mallee and Riverina bush environments of Victoria where she grew up, her innovative objects and installations relate to the history and culture of the Waradjerie and her personal connection to the land. Using found materials, both industrial and organic, such as corrugated
iron, fencing wire, feathers and shells, Connelly-Northey uses her knowledge of Aboriginal coil weaving to transform recycled materials into traditional forms such as coolamons and dilly bags.


Details


Date

2007


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

rusted rabbit proof fencing wire


Dimensions

45.0 x 10.0 x 10.0 cm


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Women's Art Group 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

10.2008


Artist information

Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Works in the collection

4


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Narrbong (string bags), Waterloo, 2008.

Emma Glyde, Look, 'An education kit that hits home', pg. 30-31, Sydney, Jun 2014, 31 (colour illus., detail).