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Photo by Seamus Platt.

James Hornsby is a multi-disciplinary artist known for his distinctive style and approach to photography and art. Merging both physical and digital processes, Hornsby presents fusion and connections between hands on labour and digital deformation.

Informed by his youthful outlook, Hornsby draws inspiration from; life experiences, the presumed truth of photographic media, mental health, connections between humans, “outsiders”, exchanges with digital technologies, dreams and a primary desire of accessibility.

Hornsby’s world is colourful, dynamic, bold, winding and fast. Taking on a D.I.Y attitude beginning working across drawings and painting, Hornsby’s practice has further evolved into photography, video, commercial graphic design, sculpture, creative direction and installation.

Hornsby’s has exhibited in galleries, art spaces and festivals across Australia including The Brisbane Power House, BIGSOUND Music Conference, Brisbane Street Art Festival, The Queensland College of Art, The Adelaide Festival Centre and the Queensland Museum. Hornsby has received an award for experimentation and innovation within photographic practice from the Queensland Centre for Photography in 2015 and was a Finalist in The Walls PrizeNoPrize 2018.


James Hornsby lives and works in Brisbane, Australia.