• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4086

Horsburgh, Julie

  • Occupation Artist, Gallery Owner


With her husband Rod, mosaic artist Julie Horsburgh owns Jarrah Mosaics at Broken Hill, New South Wales.


Julie grew up in the Frankston-Pearcedale region of Victoria, and married Rod Horsburgh at the age of sixteen. They raised two children and made a home at Creswick, where Julie worked in community care and retired to the studio after hours. In 2002, Julie and Rod undertook a ‘desert change’ and moved to Broken Hill, New South Wales. Their spectacular mosaic and sculptural works are displayed at their studio home on Chapple Street and are compiled from fragments of glass, porcelain or metal from larger pieces found on forages in the desert or in regional op shops and garage sales.

Julie is a member of the Broken Hill Women Artists’ Group. Her work has been exhibited at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (Women’s Exhibition, 2003, 2005, 2007), Darling Park in Sydney (The Big Back Yard Fine Art Exhibition, June 2004), the Waste 2 Art Regional Exhibition (2005), and the Wentworth Memorial Rooms Gallery (Wentworth Exhibition, November 2008).


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Archival resources

  • Private Hands (These regards may not be readily available)
    • Interview with Julie Horsburgh