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The Lorraine and Jonathan show…

Last Thursday night a big crowd gathered in amongst the beautiful works in New Weave to listen to a conversation between artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey and curator Jonathan Jones.  We were so privileged to be ‘flies on the wall’ in an intimate conversation that revealed much about Lorraine’s life story and the inspirations for her art practice. 

Returning home to Swan Hill, from a decade in Adelaide working in the public sector, as a new mother, Lorraine spent some time working out what the next phase of her life would be. Her father, a farmer of Scottish heritage, was an inspiration taking his children out bush to learn about their mother’s land. They spent time foraging in country tips for materials for spare parts for farm equipment. Lorraine’s father reminded her of this early experience and, when she expressed an interest in following a creative path, he suggested she use a discarded piece of tin from a scrap yard – this was to be the beginnings of the career of this most distinguished and collectible artist.

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