Narbong (string bag)
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.
rusted exhaust pipe and fencing wire
46.0 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm
Purchased with funds provided by the Women's Art Group 2008
© Lorraine Connelly-Northey
Shown in 1 exhibition
Our spirits lie in the water, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 2014–01 Nov 2015
Referenced in 1 publication
Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Narrbong (string bags), Waterloo, 2008.