Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey: Ngabindiyi dulmarra (measured pressure)

‘Ngabindiyi dulmarra (measured pressure)’ by Lorraine Connelly-Northey and Michael Riley (1960-2004) is a collection of works, which convey the beauty and endurance of Wiradjuri/Waradgerie identity. Connelly-Northey’s objects and installation made from found materials; corrugated iron, fencing wire, feathers and shells present new iterations of traditional forms, such as bush bowls and bags. While Riley, one of Australia’s most important landscape and portrait photographers and filmmakers portrays a strong sense of intimacy, inherently challenging the negative portrayal of ‘otherness’ in historical ethnographic portraiture.

Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Waradjerie), Lap Lap, 2011, copper strips and cut sheet metal, 24 x 86 x 5cm. Murray Art Museum Albury Collection. Gift of the artist, 2011 Courtesy the artist and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Until 3 February, 2019
New South Wales