Gillian Orr

Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.

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Photographer Karen Knorr's India Song features animals from Indian folklore in exotic settings

Knorr wanted to produce work about India that wasn't cliché poverty shots

Park and stride: the car park is no stranger to hosting events

Is this Britain’s coolest car park? Pay and sashay at Brewer Street NCP

London Fashion Week is packing its trunks and moving to a car park, of all places. But Brewer Street NCP is an ideal place to showcase top gear

You can hear Rachael Naylor's dulcet tones on Olay ads and One Direction DVDs

Meet the voiceover stars: From Mind the Gap to the talking clock, the industry is finding its own voice

We hear them every time we turn on the TV, whenever we listen to an audiobook and even when we go shopping. But voiceover artists end up being, well, invisible. Rachael Naylor tells Gillian Orr why she's helping the industry speak up

Photographer Dillon Marsh captures man-made palm trees that disguise mobile-phone towers

The striking structures in Cape Town hide ugly, grey installations

Carol Morley, director of The Falling with Florence Pugh

'After you left the room I said, Wow!': director Carol Morley and actress Florence Pugh on their haunting new film The Falling

The 'twisted coming of age story' explores a breakout of mass hysteria in a girls’ school

Charles Pétillon transforms everyday scenes using balloons in art-installation series Invasions

The 42-year-old says he uses the balloons to "shift our point of view from a practical perception to an aesthetic experience that provokes questions"

Photographer Ricardo Cases captures Spain's pigeon breeders and their feathered friends

The all-male pursuit dates back to the late-18th century and Cases documented the sport for his book, Paloma al Aire ("Dove Into the Air")

New documents from the late Robin Williams' estate stipulate a restriction on his image, or any likeness of it, being used until 2039

Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West and Jay-Z at the Tidal launch event in New York

Tidal, Nietzsche, and Jay-Z: A launch with many awkward moments...

Jay-Z has a vision for a new music app that can take on Spotify and reward artists. But, says Gillian Orr, it's the ostentatious press launch that really made waves for Tidal

At this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas

SXSW 2015: Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing

Despite corporate sponsorship, SXSW, the festival that began as a showcase for new acts, has managed to preserve its sense of the unexpected

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