Jill OrrDark Night
Jill Orr’s work centres on issues of the psycho-social and the environment— drawing on land and identity as they are shaped in, on and with the environment, be it rural or urban locales. Orr grapples with the balance and discord that exists at the heart of relations between the human spirit, art and nature. Orr was represented in the inaugural Venice International Performance Art Week in 2012 where she presented The Promised Land. Jill is a recent recipient of the Australia Council Fellowship that enabled the production of Antipodean Epic, presented for the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10, followed by The Antipodean Epic – The Quarry for the Lorne Sculpture Bienniale; the Belo Horizonte Biennale, Brazil; and Inextremis, Arthouse, Melbourne. In 2018, her performance installation Detritus Springs was commissioned by the Biennale of Australian Art, followed by Listening, commissioned and shown at the Unconformity Festival Queenstown, Tasmania.