Monday, January 28, 2013

Waradgerie Weaver

Ararat Regional Art Gallery is honoured to present 'Waradgerie Weaver', an exhibition of new work by Lorraine Connelly-Northey which continues to 10 March 2013.

Swan Hill-born Lorraine is a Waradgerie woman who grew up in the area where the Mallee bush meets the Murray River, and this background – and its meshing and tension with her father’s Irish heritage – has informed her work.  She is nationally known for her poetic use of found and scrap materials to produce finely crafted objects which reference their place of origin in powerful ways

'Waradgerie Weaver' was commissioned by Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, and Ararat Regional Art Gallery is the second and final gallery to present this impressive exhibition. The exhibition features work made at the same times as her acclaimed Asia Pacific Triennial installation (see John McDonald's review).

Lorraine will present an artist's talk on Saturday 2 February 2013 at 2pm to formally open her exhibition.  We hope to see you there.