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An image of Narbong (string bag) by Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Lorraine Connelly-Northey

(Australia 1962 – )

Language group
Wiradjuri, Southern Riverine region
Title
Narbong (string bag)
Year
2007
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
rusted exhaust pipe and fencing wire
Dimensions

46.0 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Women's Art Group 2008
Accession number
11.2008
Copyright
© Lorraine Connelly-Northey
Location
Yiribana Gallery
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

Our spirits lie in the water, 15 Nov 2014–01 Nov 2015