Jill Orr - Victoria
Jill Orr has delighted, shocked and moved audiences through her performance installations which she has presented internationally from the late nineteen seventies to now. Jill’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. Jill grapples with the balance and discord that exists at the heart of relations between the human spirit, art and nature.
Jill was represented in the inaugural Venice International Performance Art Week in 2012 where she presented The Promised Land to international acclaim.
Since then Jill has been one of ten international performance artists to present at the Bipolar Performance Art Meeting in Sopot, Poland 2014 and she has mesmerized audiences with her work for the MAP Festival, Melaka, Malaysia, 2014.
Jill is a recent recipient of the Australia Council Fellowship and has completed her latest body of work, Antipodean Epic, that has been developed from site-specific performative photographs and video which culminated as a live performance for the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale in October 2015.