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

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Rosalind Atkins, Winsome Jobling and Glenda Orr – Banyule Award for Works on Paper 2021

Image above: Rosalind Atkins  Considering the tree  2020  engraving  edition 8  80 x 60 cm Congratulations to Rosalind Atkins, Winsome Jobling …

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Rosalind Atkins and Glenda Orr – ‘Bookish’ Exhibition of Contemporary Artists’ Books

Image above: Glenda Orr  Measured Distancing O&X Games  digital prints on acid free paper, folded and glued format, tape measure …

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Glenda Orr – Finalist, Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award

Congratulations to Glenda Orr who has been selected as a finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award. With …

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Catherine Abel, Michelle Hiscock, Jenny Rodgerson and Pam Tippett- 2021 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Image: Pam Tippett  Together – Amanda Bell AM  2021  oil on linen on panel  70 x 70 cm Australian Galleries …

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Stephanie Monteith – Hazelhurst’s Teachers and Preparators Exhibition at Hazelhurst Art Centre

Image: Stephanie Monteith  Gunyah Beach Summer  2021  oil on panel  33 x 93cm To celebrate the re-opening of Hazelhurst Art …

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Danielle Creenaune – Finalist in ‘FLOW’ National Contemporary Watercolour Prize 2021 at Wollongong Art Gallery

Image: Danielle Creenaune  Cascade Falls  watercolour on Saunders Waterford  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Danielle Creenaune who has been …

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Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller, Paul S. Miller and Rodney Pople – 2021 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-Finalists

Image above: Rodney Pople  Self portrait after Courbet (2) Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller, Paul S. Miller …

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Sarah Tomasetti – Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize 2021

Image: Sarah Tomasetti  From Balpatta IV  2021 oil and incision on fresco plaster with muslin, mounted on stretched canvas  145 …

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David Frazer – ‘The artist turning Nick Cave songs into wood engravings’, Sydney Morning Herald

David Frazer’s latest artist book, Love Letter, has recently been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald in an article written …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2021

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle I  2021  oil on linen  92 x 198 cm Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler-Milne who has …

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Chris Ingham at Baldessin Studio

Image above: Chris Ingham  Urban mission I  2019  lithograph  edition 3  76 x 56 cm Printmaker and sculptor, Chris Ingham …

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‘Extinct’ – Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife

Image above: Sue Anderson  Christmas Island Pipistrelle  coloured pencil on paper  30.5 x 22 cm ‘Extinct’ is a recently published book by …

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Angus Fisher – ‘Masterworks II’ at Jonathan Cooper Gallery London

Image: Angus Fisher  Rosellas and Banksias  2021  ink pen and watercolour on paper  76 x 56 cm Angus Fisher has …

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