Installing The National: Lorraine Connelly-Northey Video

Influenced by her western and Aboriginal heritage, and drawing from her knowledge of Waradgerie weaving techniques, Lorraine Connelly-Northey works with abandoned, failed and forgotten materials and repurposes them into sculptural works.

For The National 2021, Connelly-Northey’s work utilises hundreds of bags, uniquely sized with variations of steel and degrees of corrosion across the space, reminiscent of a serial code or lines of sheet music.

Narrbong Galang (2021) evokes strong parallels to the cast-iron columns and steel trusses of the Carriageworks building and its rich industrial history – reimagined and re-purposed.

Read Emily Johnson’s full artist text.

The National 2021: New Australian Art
26 Mar – 20 Jun
Open every Wed – Sun, from 10am – 5pm.
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