Jill Orr

Jill Orr

Jill Orr has delighted, shocked and moved audiences through her performance installations which she has presented nationally and internationally from the late nineteen seventies to now. 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. Orr grapples with the balance and discord that exists at the heart of relations between the human spirit, art and nature.

Jill Orr was represented in the inaugural Venice International Performance Art Week in 2012 where she presented The Promised Land to international acclaim. She has since 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 created Antipodean Epic, which was performed in Mildura, Lorne and Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her most recent works have been Dark Night 2018, Lorne Sculpture Biennale and to be completed are Detritous Springs for the Biennale of Australian Art and Listening for The Unconformity. Watch this Space!

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground