With an art practice including painting and sculpture, but best known as a printmaker, Lizzie Horne is a foundation member of the Black Gully Printmakers at the Museum of Printing at the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale, NSW. She is also the director of the New England Contemporary Print Gallery, which opened in Armidale in April, 2022.
Her work has been selected for a number of national award exhibitions, including the 2023 WAMA Art prize, for which she received an Award for Excellence, the Biennial Australian Monoprint Prize 2023, in 2021 the Peebles Print Prize and Inkmasters, the 2020 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Award, 2019 Peebles Print Prize, Inkmasters in 2018 and 2016, and the 2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize. She was the inaugural winner of the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary, which she used in 2018 to further her printmaking studies at Il Bisonte studio in Florence. She was assisted in this with a Quick Response grant provided by Regional Arts NSW through the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional, remote and very remote Australia.
Lizzie is also a published poet and children's writer, journalist, speechwriter and copywriter. The central poem of her book Kangaroos in my blood and other poems was the foundation of the exhibition of the same name at NERAM. She participated in the Arts North West projects Art Word Place and Looking Both Ways as a writer and as an artist.
As well as printing and teaching in her own studio, Lizzie holds workshops for community groups around the region, including the CreativiTEA workshops for Arts North West, and has run sessional printmaking classes for NERAM in the Museum of Printing.