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Emily Hornum (b. 1986) is a Queensland born multidisciplinary artist living and working in Fremantle, Western Australia.


Her practice is both research and process driven and works across a range of media including photography, printmaking, video, performance and installation art. 

Central to her practice is to investigate how the materiality of archives influence our memories, and our family and individual narratives. Using material from her family, TV and found photographs, she explores the objecthood of remembering and the impermanence of both memory and media.


Hornum graduated with a MA by Research with Edith Cowan University in 2016 and a BA of Photography with Queensland College of Art in 2009. 


She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across Australia, awarded Overall Runner-Up at City of Joondalup 2018 Community Invitational Art Award (CIAA), finalised for awards including Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2018 & 2016, South Perth Emerging Art Award 2018 & 2017, and has had her work acquired by The City of Armadale from the Minnawarra Art Award 2016.


In 2018, she was selected for a 2-month Studio Residency with Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), with prior residencies including Curtin University SODA and Fremantle Arts Centre. She received City of Perth Light Locker public art commission in 2016, was shortlisted for The Print Council of Australia 2018 Print Commission, appointed on the board for Perth Centre for Photography in 2017 and was an invited judge for PCP’s 2017 IRIS Award.


Hornum is an arts-based researcher, with published papers in The Australian Council of University of Art and Design Conference (2015) and MeCCSA Postgraduate Journal, Networking Knowledge (2015). 

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