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Dr Jillian Orr

Senior Lecturer Visual Arts

School of Arts

Section/Portfolio:

Arts Academy

Location:

Camp Street Campus, Online

Biography

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

  • CW - 1. Original Creative Work

Antipodean Epic, Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10

  • CW - 2. Live Performance (of Creative Work)

Brazil: Antipodean Epic, The III Manifestacao de International de Performance (MIP3) , Belo Horizonte Biennale

  • CW - 2. Live Performance (of Creative Work)

The Quarry: Antipodean Epic, Lorne Sculpture Biennale

  • CW - 2. Live Performance (of Creative Work)

Trilogy 3- To Choose, PP/VT (Performance Presence/Video Time)

  • CW - 2. Live Performance (of Creative Work)

Trilogy, Melaka Performance and Art Festival

  • CW - 1. Original Creative Work

Trilogy: we create the image together, Pain Pong Festival, II Bipolar International Meeting of Women Performance Artists in Sopot

  • CW - 1. Original Creative Work

Still Moving Despite the Tide, Melaka Visual and Performance Festival Melaka

  • CW - 2. Live Performance (of Creative Work)

The Promised Land, Duty exhibition, 1st Venice International Peformance Art Week

  • CW - 2. Live Performance (of Creative Work)

The Promised Land, Melbourne

  • CW - 1. Original Creative Work

Between Somewhere and Nowhere

  • CW - 1. Original Creative Work

Heat: Art, People and Climate Change

  • Book Chapters

Lunch with the Birds - Photographic Series

  • CW - 1. Original Creative Work

Song to the Sea, Lorne Sculpture Prize

  • CW - 2. Live Performance (of Creative Work)

Vision

  • CW - 1. Original Creative Work

From the Sea

  • CW - 1. Original Creative Work