Glenda Orr

Glenda Orr’s art primarily focuses on critically engaging with issues and concepts of biological diversity, human ecology and natural ecosystems, particularly forests and woodlands. Her love of the ‘bush’ stems from her childhood spent playing in the dry sclerophyll forests on the steep gorge banks of the Georges River in southern Sydney.  This love of the natural world and curiosity as to how it worked, led to her careers as a research biologist and then, natural resource policy analyst. Glenda also spent much of her spare time in the later 1980s and 90s volunteering as an environmental activist, especially working with the Forest Campaign Group of the Australian Conservation Foundation on the South- East Forest campaign in NSW.

Throughout her life, Glenda has loved drawing, printmaking, fabricated sculpture and photography, taking part-time classes where possible. Finally in 2002, when she moved from Sydney to Brisbane, she was able to commit full time to being a practising artist. While completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (First Class) degree, Glenda became a founding member of Impress Printmakers Studio & Gallery and its exhibitions coordinator. Since graduating, she  has tutored in Art Theory at Queensland College of Art, represented Queensland on the Print Council of Australia and participated in many exhibitions, most recently, touring exhibitions raising the awareness of the threatened Bimblebox Nature Refuge in central Queensland.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017

In Blog

Finalists in the 2020 Libris Awards

Congratulations to our artists Dianne Fogwell, Jazmina Cininas, Martin King & Glenda Orr who have been selected as finalists in …

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Burnie Print Prize – 2019 Finalists

Above: David Frazer, The tangled wood (composition I), 2018, etching 80 x 120 cm Congratulations to our artists who have been …

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2018 Australian Print Triennial

       The Australian Print Triennial is a major international art event spearheaded by The Art Vault that will bring …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

Image above: Ramble, Kalorama  (detail)  2017-19  oil on linen  180 x 1890 cm Mary Tonkin has a unique ability of capturing …

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Rodney Forbes – Artist Feature

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark …

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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