Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Waradgerie (Wiradjuri) artist was born in 1962 in Swan Hill, Victoria.

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 uses Aboriginal coil-weaving techniques to transform 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).

Since 2001 her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Twined Together: Kunmadj Njalehnjaleken, at the Melbourne Museum (2005); Woven Forms: Contemporary Basket Making in Australia, at Object Gallery, Sydney (2005); 100 Narbongs, at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne (2004); and the installation 16 Lap Laps (traditional aprons) at Albury Art Gallery (2001).

Connelly-Northey currently works on Country.