An image of Narbong (string bag)

Lorraine Connelly-Northey

(Australia 1962 – )

Community
Swan Hill, Southern Riverine region
Language group
Wiradjuri, Southern Riverine region

Narbong (string bag)

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.

Year
2008
Media
Sculpture
Medium
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
Copyright
© Lorraine Connelly-Northey