Lorraine Connelly-Northey: Women's Work - Art Collector

Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Narrbong (String Bag), woven wire, 25 x 35 x 25cm. Courtesy: the artist and Mossenson Galleries, Collingwood

Lorraine Connelly-Northey has a deep respect for the traditions of her ancestors and uses her knowledge and understanding of indigenous weaving and other handcrafts to inform her work. Typically Connelly-Northey substitutes organic materials such as grasses, animal skins and bark for found materials. The transformation of rusted wire, mesh and galvanised iron into objects representing Aboriginal artifacts in the form of contemporary post colonial art is an innovative melding of her Irish and Aboriginal heritage.

Her work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the country including at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Museum.

Opening: 3pm Wednesday 27 March 2013
Exhibition closes: 6 April 2013
Location: Mossenson Galleries, 41 Derby Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Contact: 03 9417 6694
Email: collingwood@mossensongalleries.com.au

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