Narrbong-galang in Gallery 2
July – September 2020
In 2011, through my role as assistant curator at the Albury/Library Museum I invited Connelly-Northey to create works of art for inclusion in the Mining the Collection exhibition at the then Albury Art Gallery (now MAMA – Murray Arts Museum Albury) of which Connelly-Northey donated to the gallery. In 2017 MAMA commissioned Connelly-Northey to create On Country, a major artwork based on the waterway that binds our twin cities Albury and Wodonga together for MAMA’s permanent collection.
Art Partners Australia, through its commitment of supporting local artists is excited to exhibit Connelly-Northey as part of the [email protected] exhibition.
Lorraine Connelly-Northey is a descendant of the Waradgerie (Wiradjuri) peoples and creates innovative objects and installations that relate to the history and culture of the Waradgerie people and her personal connection to the land. Connelly-Northey uses her knowledge of traditional south-eastern coil weaving techniques to sculpt scavenged and abandoned materials such as tin, mesh and wire into traditional rustic objects such as narrbongs (bush bags).
Throughout the exhibition Connelly-Northey can be contacted through Art Partners Australia or directly on 0422190173. Connelly-Northey represents herself.
Director, Art Partners Australia
For almost 20 years, Lorraine Connelly-Northey has been widely exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally. Exhibition highlights include:
2019: Narrbong-galang (many bush bags), Lorraine Connelly Northey, Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney.
2018-2019: Ngabinbiyi dulmarra (measured pressure). Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga.
2018: Obsessed: Compelled to make, major touring exhibition, Australian Design Centre, Sydney and Colony: Frontier Wars, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
2017: On Country, commission by Murray Art Museum Albury as part of the Landmarks exhibition.
2014: New Wave: Contemporary approaches to the traditions of weaving, Australian Design Centre, Sydney.
2013: Moscow Biennale, Moscow and Triennale of Craft, Kanazawa, Japan.
2012: 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) at Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
2011: Waradgerier Weaver and Spirit in the Land, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill.
2010: 17th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
2009: Indigenous Art Award, highly commended, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
2008: Adelaide Biennale of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
2006: Contemporary Commonwealth, and Landmarks, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
2005: The Gatherer: Lorraine Connelly Northey, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.
2004: 100 Narbongs, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne and Dowling House Community Gallery, Swan Hill.
2002: What’s going on! Contemporary Indigenous Art from the Murray Darling region, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura.
2001: Kayi Kuthap (I’m sorry), Uniting Church, Swan Hill.
2008 Energy Transference, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney
2007 South Australian Sand Dunes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney
2006 South Australian Sand Dunes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney
2005 Group show, Horses, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney
2004 Energy Transference Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney
2003 Goya Galleries, Melbourne
2003 Central Australian Landscapes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney
2002 Landscapes, Beehive Gallery Albury
2001 Nudes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney
2000 Sculptures, Studio Exhibition Potts Point Sydney
2000 Female Nudes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney
1999 Sculpture, Robert Global Paddington Sydney
1999 The other You, Desaran Brisbane + Surry Hills
1999 Incantations, A.Rolland Hump Gallery Brisbane + Surry Hills
1999 Self Analysis, Tin Shed Gallery University of Sydney
1999 Figure Drawings, Global Galleries Paddington Sydney
1998 Self Portrait Drawings, Tin Shed Gallery University of Sydney
1997 Urban Landscapes, De Maria Sydney
1997 Infinite Now, Araluen Centre for Arts, Alice Springs NT
1997 Fated Gathering, Watch this Space Gallery, Alice Springs NT
1996 Portraits, Uno Gallery Sydney
1995 Changing Places, Kuala Lumpur National Gallery
1995 From the Heart, Figure and Landscape Studio, Alice Springs
1993 Sculptures, studio exhibition Alice Springs
1993 Landscape Drawings, Price Street Gallery Alice Springs
1992 Landscape Paintings, Sata Tera Sa Community Alice Springs
1992 Unity in Diversity, Chester Street Gallery Adelaide SA
1992 Covenant, The Residence Gallery Alice Springs NT
1991 Rhythm in Chaos, Araluen Centre for Arts Alice Springs
1990 Billy Goat Hill, Araluen Regional Gallery Alice Springs
1989 Observer, Cement Factory Albury
1988 Close up, The Residence Gallery Alice Springs
1988 Sacred Ochres, The Residency NT Museum Gallery Alice Springs
1987 Covenant (with Siamak Fallah), Bookshop Gallery Adelaide
1987 From the Centre, Wodonga Civic Centre, Wodonga
1986 A Rhythm in Chaos, Araluen Regional Art Gallery Alice Springs
1985 Still Observing, Butter Factory Lincoln Causeway Wodonga
1984 Observing Landscape, The Residency NT Museum Alice Springs
1983 From the Centre, Wodonga Civic Centre Wodonga
1982 Oil Paintings, The Residency NT Museum Alice Springs
1981 Coloured Drawings, Twilight Gallery Melbourne
1980 Drawings, Rumbarella Gallery Melbourne
1979 Pencil Drawings, Gustaf Perstits Gallery Albury