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Title

Narbong (string bag)

2007

Artist

  • 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
    20th & 21st c Australian art
    Accession number
    10.2008
    Copyright
    © Lorraine Connelly-Northey

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    Lorraine Connelly-Northey

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  • About

    Waradgerie 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

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • 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).

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