Free Public Art Lecture

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14 July 2010


In a free public lecture, Lorraine Connelly-Northey will be talking about her work and life as a practising



6.00pm, Thursday 5 August 2010

Where: Holmesglen Chadstone campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone 3148

Building 1 level 2, room 02, 

Melway Ref: 69E1

Bookings are essential: 03 9209 5605

Refreshments will follow the lecture.

Using found materials including discarded fencing wire, rusted tin and weathered iron, Connelly-Northey

practice is ecologically sound and references the traditional grass and sedge weaving techniques indigenous

to the women of the Mallee and the Riverina.

Connelly-Northey was born in Swan Hill to a father of Irish descent and a mother of Waradgerie descent.

Her reinterpretations of traditional Aboriginal implements and clothing relate to the history and culture of the

Waradgerie and the pragmatism of her father whom Connelly-Northey accompanied to rubbish dumps in

search of recyclable treasure.



Captions to accompany images:


Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Narbong,  2007  

© Lorraine Connelly-Northey, O'Possum Skin Cloak, 2007

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Karen Hook, Marketing and Communications Manager

T +61 3 9564 2072   F +61 3 9564 1812  


About Holmesglen

Renowned as a

centre of excellence for the design and delivery of education and

training services,

Holmesglen is now one of the largest providers of

higher and vocational education in Victoria, with over

50,000 students across three campuses at Chadstone, Moorabbin and Waverley.

Offering over 600 programs across sixteen study

areas, including bachelor degrees, advanced diplomas,


certificates and certificates, pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships


community and

industry short courses, Holmesglen is much more than a traditional TAFE.

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