A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

Louis Nizer

Cynthia Orr

Never feeling like she fits the ‘norm’ as a painter, with her diverse range of subjects and styles, Cynthia is many artists in one. Exploring every technique that interests her with oils and acrylics, she adlibs at times with pen, pastel and ink

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Born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1969, Cynthia began painting at 8 from Arthur Streeton books given to her by her Aunty. At 24 she moved to Perth, then to the beautiful southern town of Albany in 2001, where the stunning beaches, ranges, wildflowers and the quaint little town
became her inspiration.
Experiment, technique and the love of colour drives this witty artist to push the boundaries of her medium in pursuit of learning and creating something different. She circles back around to a theme introducing a new element each time. Her work is exciting and always changing.
Cynthia sells her work through exhibitions and shows, Gallery 360, Blush Retail Gallery, Aura Gallery, and Collie Art Gallery, all in WA, also through her website www.corrart.com.au.
Her recent achievements are; Finalist for Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize NSW, Finalist and winner of the Hanger’s Choice Award 2022 Glover Prize TAS. Chosen for the Public Art Commission, Albany Health Campus’ Oncology Wing and supplying artworks for the new Albany Hilton Garden Inn Hotel.

Public Art Commissions / Shows

2022 RAVENSWOOD FINALIST
Australian Women’s Art Prize

2022 GLOVER PRIZE FINALIST

2022 GRAMMAR ART SHOW QLD

2022 FINE ART AT PERTH COLLEGE

2021/2022 ‘ALBANY HEALTH CAMPUS,
RADIATION ONCOLOGY CENTRE’
Commissioned Artworks to
enlarge for Centres Corridors.
2021 ‘HILTON GARDEN INN HOTEL,
ALBANY’
Supply of 2 artworks and 20 prints
for the hotel

Exhibitions Solo

2021 ‘Blossom’ Blush Retail Gallery Albany WA
2021 ‘Art Upmarket’, Perth WA
2017 ‘Shedding Autumn’ Rustlers Upstairs
Gallery Albany WA
2016 ‘The Storyteller’ Willoughby Winery,
Denmark WA
2013 Corr Art Private Studio, Albany WA
2011 Mt Romance, Albany WA
2011 The Blend(er) Gallery Joondalup Perth WA
2010 Mt Romance, Albany WA
2009 Collie St Gallery, Albany WA
2008 Town Hall, Albany WA
2007 Town Hall, Albany WA
2007 Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA
2006 Town Hall, Albany WA
Exhibitions Group

2021 Blush Retail Gallery Albany WA
2019 Oceans Church, Albany WA (Art Trail)
2018 Blush Gallery, Albany WA
2015 Arts + Gifts + Vintage Gallery
2014 The Ivy on York, Albany WA
2013 Churchlands, Balcatta WA
2012 Town Hall, Albany WA
2011 Town Hall, Albany WA
2010 Town Hall, Albany WA
2008 Collie St Gallery, Albany WA
2007 Gallery 500, Albany WA
2007 Town Hall, Albany WA
2007 Riverview Church, Perth WA
2007 Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA
2007 Esperance Gallery, Cafe WA
2006 Bethel Christian School, Albany WA
2003 Yakamia Primary School, Albany WA

Awards

2022 ‘HANGERS’S AWARD’
Glover Prize TAS

2013 ‘PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD’ (RUNNER-UP)
Great Southern Art Prize Albany WA
2011 ‘PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD’
Mount Barker Art Prize, 2011
2011 ‘PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD’ (RUNNER-UP)
Mt Romance Centennial Art Prize, 2011
2010 ‘PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD’
Mount Barker Art Prize, 2010

Certificates

2009 CERTIFICATE IV IN VISUAL ART AND
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT (C625-/CUV0103)
Great Southern TAFE Albany WA
1986 CERTIFICATE IN PROMOTIONAL DISPLAY
Melbourne College of Decoration

Community Tutoring and Projects
2021 Painting Workshops May – Sept
2015 ‘ART + GIFTS + VINTAGE’ Pop Up
Gallery Albany WA
2010-2014 Teaching community groups to
produce works for exhibition for
Art Trail Great Southern WA.
2012 Oversee of production, organising
and implementing student’s art
exhibitions at the Town Hall
Albany WA
2011 Refurbishment of the Albany
Women’s Centre, WA

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