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

2021

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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Julian Twigg – Upcoming Artist Residency at Lighthouse Arts, Nobbys-Whibayganba, Newcastle

Julian Twigg is the successful applicant for an artist residency at Lighthouse Arts, Nobbys-Whibayganba, Newcastle. In anticipation of his 2023 …

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Camie Lyons – Finalist in the North Sydney Art Prize

Camie Lyons  Stick Figures (keepers)  bronze  in situ at the North Sydney Art Prize Coal Loader site   In the North Sydney …

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2022 Salon des Refusés – Selection announced

Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Michelle Hiscock, Martin King, Glenn Morgan, Mary Tonkin and Christine Wrest-Smith who are included in the …

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David Frazer – Finalist in the International Biennial Print Exhibit

David Frazer  Love letter (panels 1 and 2)  2020  lino-cut  100 x 148 cm   Congratulations to David Frazer, who …

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Angus Fisher & Martin King – Finalists in the 2022 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Martin King  Tree of life, unsuccessful species  2021  dry point, chine colle and hand colouring  168 x 165 cm   …

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Janet Luxton – ‘Feather and Brush, A History of Australian Bird Art’ by Penny Olsen

Janet Luxton  Orange bellied parrot  2016  oil on linen  120 x 156 cm   Congratulations to artist Janet Luxton who …

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Lewis Miller – Finalist in the 2022 Archibald Prize and Rodney Pople – Finalist in the Sulman Prize

Lewis Miller  Deborah Conway  oil on linen  137.5 x 122 cm Congratulations to Lewis Miller who has been selected as …

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Rona Green – Art Almanac Feature

“Whatever I create is a musing on persona, contemplation about individuality and the notion of modification.” – Rona Green We …

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Marina Strocchi – Finalist in the 2022 National Works on Paper

Marina Strocchi  Elgee Park  2022 acrylic on hand made recycled Indian rag paper  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Marina …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in The Kings School Art Prize, 2022

Image at top: Jennifer Keeler Milne  Jacaranda Mimosifolia  2021  oil on linen  92 x 198 cm     Congratulations to …

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