Lorraine Connelly-Northey was born in 1962 at Swan Hill, Victoria. She Lives and works on Waradgerie (Wiradjuri) Country, New South Wales. Solo exhibitions of Connelly-Northey’s work include ‘Waradgerie Weaver: Lorraine Connelly-Northey,’ Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, Victoria (2013); ‘Lorraine Connelly-Northey: Cross-Cultural Constructs,’ Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne (2013); ‘Waradgerie Weaver: Lorraine Connelly-Northey,’ Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill (2012–2013); ‘Lorraine Connelly-Northey: Waradgerie Weaver,’ Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne (2009); ‘Lorraine Connelly-Northey: O’Possum Skin Cloaks and Narbongs,’ Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne (2007); ‘Lorraine Connelly-Northey: Gatherer, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi,’ Melbourne (2005); ‘100 Narbongs,’ Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne (2004); and ’16 Lap Laps (traditional aprons),’ Albury Art Gallery, Albury (2001).
Selected group exhibitions include ‘Compass,’ Musuem of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; ‘Who’s Afraid of Colour,’ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2016–2017); ‘Wiradjuri Ngurambambanggu,’ Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury (2015); ‘unDisclosed,’ National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2013); 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012); ‘People of the First Sunrise: Indigenous Art from Eastern Australia,’ Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie (2011); ‘The Beauty of Distance – Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age,’ 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); ‘Shelter: On Kindness,’ RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (2009); and ‘Embodied Energy,’ Counihan Gallery, Brunswick (2008).
Connelly-Northey’s work is held in a number of public and private collections, including the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria; Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill, Victoria; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, South Australia; and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
This is Lorraine Connelly-Northey’s first solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Narrbong-galang, Roslyn Oxley9 Galley, 2019. photo: Luis Power