A local Indigenous artist is now on display at the Wagga Art Gallery with her 4.5 metre high woven structure in the form of a Wiradjuri fishing net.
Aunty Lorraine Tye’s Guya-gu Marraanba Yinaa: One Woman Fish Net is accompanied by a school of individually woven fish and used traditional basketry techniques and fibre practices to make the piece.
She was assisted by Sydney-based Wiradjuri-Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones and said it explores the lifeline of the Macquarie, Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers and how the Wiradjuri managed and cultivated their natural resources.
“I have found the way to reconnect is through animals and using natural or found objects whenever possible,” she said.
“I didn’t concisely choose the animal; it just came to be through the making process.”
The exhibition will be on display in The Point at Wagga Art Gallery from Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Sunday, November 11, 2018.