Narrbong-galang (many bags)
Working with rusted and salvaged metals, Waradgerie artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey has created a collection of narrbong-galang (many bags) on an epic scale. These significant forms, which recontextualise rural materials, reveal an important cultural practice of south-east Australia.
Commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the Sydney Modern Project, they are prominently displayed in the 20-metre-long window of the Yiribana Gallery, showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art on the new building’s entrance level, and visible to the public both day and night.
North Building, lower level 1, in Yiribana Gallery