Emu feather bag
Born 1962, Swan Hill, Victoria
Resides Echuca, Victoria
Over the past twelve years Lorraine has been re-discovering her childhood environments, namely the mallee and riverine, and acquiring a knowledge of local native and introduced plants and their cultural uses. A heritage of mixed cultures strongly influences Lorraine's art which uses rustic materials, synthetic paint to represent traditional designs, ochre painted on sheets of corrugated iron, coolamons made from scrap iron and dilly bags made from wire netting. Loraine's personal interests in the protection and preservation of the local environment and equality for all people is represented in her art, through the use of recycled materials and symbols of reconciliation.
The language group name Wiradjuri has many spellings. Lorraine has
specifically chosen to use 'Waradgerie', as it is the same spelling as that used by her mother's father Alfred 'Knocker' Williams on the back of his artworks.