Lunchtime Talk: Lorraine Connelly-Northey

 

Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Waradgerie) discusses her cultural practice. Connolly-Northey fashions traditional forms such as koolimans (bush bowls) and narbongs (string bags) from found industrial and organic materials such as corrugated iron, fencing wire, feathers and shells.

 

 
Lorraine Connelly-Northey is a Waradgerie artist. Inspired by the Mallee and Riverina environments of north-western Victoria where she grew up, her innovative objects and installations relate to the history and culture of the Waradgerie people and her personal connection to the land. Connelly-Northey transforms found industrial and organic materials like corrugated iron, fencing wire, feathers and shells into traditional forms such as koolimans (bush bowls) and narbongs (string bags). Her work is held in many collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, and National Gallery of Australia.