Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

current exhibitions

Denis O'Connor
Saturday, 17 November, 2018 to Sunday, 10 March, 2019

Denis O’Connor, Landscape 13, 2018 (detail). Mixed media, engraved and scratched glass on board.

Then and Now: Representations in Glass, highlights the artistry and expertise of local artist, Denis O’Connor. This unique exhibition showcases O’Connor’s early hand blown glass work from the 1970s and 1980s through to recent explorations in his current practice. His early works are a significant representation of Australian Studio Glass, with pieces drawn from the National Art Glass Collection. The recent works are part of an on-going project that has directed O’Connor’s visual art practice over the past five years.

Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey
Saturday, 10 November, 2018 to Sunday, 3 February, 2019

Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Waradgerie), Lap Lap 2011, copper strips and cut sheet metal, 24 x 86 x 5 cm. Courtesy Murray Art Museum Albury and the artist

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery acknowledges the Wiradjuri nation who are the traditional custodians of the lands on which the gallery stands.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this exhibition contains images and footage of people who have passed away. 

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is deeply honoured and excited to present the exhibition, Ngabinbiyi dulmarra (measured pressure) Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey. Both Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey are visionary Wiradjuri/Waradgerie artists of national significance. This exhibition brings together new works and significant pieces from the artist’s oeuvre, demonstrating the range and creativity of these two Wiradjuri artists, one male and one female, one from the North and one from the South of Wiradjuri Country.

Through their varied mediums and techniques both artists depict Wiradjuri/Waradgerie 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. Ngabinbiyi dulmarra (measured pressure): Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey has been curated by Jonathan Jones.