Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey
Ngabinbiyi dulmarra (measured pressure)
Both visionary Wiradjuri/Waradgerie artists of national significance. Born in Dubbo in northern Wiradjuri country, the late Michael Riley is recognised as one of Australia’s most important landscape and portraiture photographers and filmmakers. Raised off country, Lorraine Connelly-Northey is connected to the south of Wiradjuri, at Gundagai, and creates works with fencing wire, corrugated iron and other discarded materials. Through varied mediums and techniques both artists depict Wiradjuri identity, capturing the enduring sense of beauty amid decay that lies at its heart. Together, these artists help sculpt our understanding of what it means to be Wiradjuri today.