Dr Jill Orr’s work centres on issues of the psycho-social and environmental, where she draws on land and identities as they are shaped in, on and with the environment, be it country or urban locales. Dr Orr grapples with the balance and discord that exists at the heart of relations between the human spirit, art and nature.
The Promised Land was performed for the inaugural Venice International Performance Art Week in 2012. An OZCO Fellowship enabled the creation of Antipodean Epic for the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10, the Lorne Sculpture Biennale and the Belo Horizonte Biennale, Brazil. In 2018, BOAA commissioned the performance installation Detritus Springs, and in 2019 Laundry was performed for the inaugural Abbottsford Convent Magdalen Laundries opening. Dark Night was commissioned for the Dance Massive Program a few weeks later.
In 2020 Jill’s Detritus Springs large-scale photographic works were exhibited at This is No Fantasy Gallery, Gertrude St, Fitzroy.
Antipodean Epic, Fehily Contemporary
Antipodean Epic, Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10
Brazil: Antipodean Epic, The III Manifestacao de International de Performance (MIP3) , Belo Horizonte Biennale
The Quarry: Antipodean Epic, Lorne Sculpture Biennale
Trilogy 3- To Choose, PP/VT (Performance Presence/Video Time)
Trilogy, Melaka Performance and Art Festival
Trilogy: we create the image together, Pain Pong Festival, II Bipolar International Meeting of Women Performance Artists in Sopot
Still Moving Despite the Tide, Melaka Visual and Performance Festival Melaka
The Promised Land, Duty exhibition, 1st Venice International Peformance Art Week
The Promised Land, Melbourne
Between Somewhere and Nowhere
Heat: Art, People and Climate Change
Lunch with the Birds - Photographic Series
Song to the Sea, Lorne Sculpture Prize
From the Sea