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Title

Narbong (string bag)

2008


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

2008


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

rusted chimney flue and fencing wire


Dimensions

44.0 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm


Credit

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


Accession number

12.2008


Artist information

Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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