Jill Orr is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne. She is best known for her works in performance, photography, video and installation, which often explore the body and its positioning within social, political and environmental contexts. Her work explores the psycho-social, drawing on land and identities as they are shaped in, on and with the environment, be it country or urban locales.
Over the past 40 years, Orr has presented works in Australia and internationally. Her works are held in major collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, and Griffith, RMIT and Monash university collections. Her works are also held in numerous private collections in Australia, the Netherlands, England, France, the united States, China and Belgium. Orr received an Australia Council Fellowship to produce Antipodean Epic,
which was followed by 2019 commissions to create Detritus Springs, Listen, Laundry and Dark Night. She was represented in Australia: Antipodean Stories at PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2019–20.
— b. Melbourne, 1952
Artworks — Exhibitions
Jill Orr Southern Cross – to bear and behold – missionary 3 2007
Inkjet print on crane silver rag paper 94 x 160cm. HRAG Collection, purchased through the HRAG Trust Fund with assistance from the Robert Salzer Foundation, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.
Jill Orr Antipodean Epic – Interloper 2016
Jill Orr Lunch with the Birds 1979