This is Jill Orr

By Gwylym Owen

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Jill Orr (born 1952) is a contemporary player based in Melbourne, Australia. Orr is best known for her works in performance, photography, video and installation works that often probe the body, and its positioning within social, political and environmental contexts. While Orr’s works are predominantly site-specific, the recording of her works are regarded as equally significant aspects of her effective practice.

Since the late 1970’s Orr’s works have been presented in Paris, Beijing, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Antwerp New York, Toronto, Quebec City, Graz, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Orr’s works are included in a number of major public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Redgate Gallery Beijing, the National Gallery of Victoria, The Graeme Gibson collection, the Monash Gallery of Art and Griffith Artworks. Many of her works are moreover held in private collections in Australia, the Netherlands, England, France, the United States, China and Belgium.

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