Crumpart

Artwork by Leonie Connellan.

Leonie Connellan is a print-based artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her current work explores the relationship between the physical sciences of the universe and how we find our place in it through storytelling — the interweaving of fact and fiction to create a comprehensive understanding of the whole. She explores the role of the night sky in storytelling, and how we use the latter to build on the knowledge of our existence, with the ultimate goal of instilling a sense of scientific understanding, wonder and curiosity about the structure of the universe and our place in it.

Leonie Connellan is a print-based artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her current work explores the relationship between the physical sciences of the universe and how we find our place in it through storytelling — the interweaving of fact and fiction to create a comprehensive understanding of the whole. She explores the role of the night sky in storytelling, and how we use the latter to build on the knowledge of our existence, with the ultimate goal of instilling a sense of scientific understanding, wonder and curiosity about the structure of the universe and our place in it.

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Education

2010-2011 Master of Fine Art (Printmaking) RMIT University, Melbourne
2006-2008 BA in Fine Art (Printmaking) RMIT University, Melbourne
1997-1999 BA in Advertising RMIT University

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Maroondah Art Trail, Urban Life Café, Ringwood and The Village Food Store, Heathmont
2014 The Poetics of Spacetime, D11@Docklands, Melbourne
2013 indexerrorparallaxrefraction, Mission to Seafarers Norla Dome, Melbourne
2007 28, The Lounge, Melbourne
2004 Ngay Ka Kardu Lurruth Ngala, CUB Malthouse Samuel Gallery, Southbank 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects

2015 Ahhhh Space, Merri Creek Studio, Thornbury
2014 Thanks for all the fish, D11@Docklands, Melbourne
2014 Mayoral Art Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood
2014 Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
2014 Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat
2014 ACMD Art in Science, Science in Art, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
2014 Creature, Off The Kerb, Collingwood
2014 The End, Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn
2014 Art in the Hills: Light and Life, Oakhill College, Castle Hill, Sydney
2014 The Fold, D11@Docklands, Melbourne
2014 Gone; not begotten, D11@Docklands, Melbourne
2013 Bah Humbug, D11@Docklands, Melbourne
2013 Pozible Pop-Up, Fort Delta, Melbourne
2013 Throw Up Your Art, Colour Box, Footscray
2013 Seeing Stars, Yarra Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Supporters' Show, D11@Docklands, Melbourne
2013 The Blake Prize Director's Cut Exhibitiononline
2012 BAZE, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne
2012 print - stitch - staple, Centrehouse Gallery, Lane Cove, Sydney
2012 What Are Words Worth Anyway?, NONO Gallery, North Melbourne
2012 Transgression, Off The Kerb, Collingwood
2012 Melbourne Art Fair, RMIT University stand, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2012 It's not you, it's me, Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery, Melbourne
2011 RMIT MFA Graduate Exhibition, Gossard Project Space, Melbourne
2011 Transformation, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Box Hill
2011 Stop Press!, Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran
2011 Space and the City, Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery, Melbourne
2011 The Seven Visible Signs of Ageing, Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery, Melbourne 
2011 Elemental Matters: Artist’s Imagine Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation, PA, USA
2011 Thelma’s exhibition for Flood Relief, 1000 £ Bend, Melbourne 
2011, '07, '05 Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda 
2010 A3 Small Art Show, 4 Walls Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Exchange, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne
2010 New, Used and Abused, Loft Gallery, Abbotsford
2009 black and white (shades of grey), Pigment Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Lots of people have what you have, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University 
2008 Ordered by Chance, First Site, Melbourne 
2008 Girls Boys Machines, Capitol Theatre, Melbourne
2007 Periodic Table Printmaking Project, Element: Xenon
2007 Water, Water Everywhere…, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Box Hill
2007, '06 One Plus Two, Horse Bazaar, Melbourne 
2005 Celebration, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Box Hill 
2004 Women’s Intuition, Royal Melbourne Women’s Hospital, Carlton
2004 Allowance, Preston Creative Living Centre, Preston

Talks

2013 Where is the artist's place in the digital world?, Pozible Pop-Up exhibition, Fort Delta Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Once Upon A Spacetime: the exploration of science and story, Impact8 Printmaking Conference, Dundee, Scotland

Curation

2014 Thanks for all the fish, co-curator, D11@Docklands, Melbourne
2014 The Fold, D11@Docklands, Melbourne
2011 The Seven Visible Signs of Ageing, co-curator, Coalesce ARI 

Bibliography

8.2012 What Are Words Worth Anyway?, syn.org.au
11.2011 RMIT MFA Graduate Exhibition, Graduate Exhibition Catalogue, RMIT University
06.2009 Un Magazine, Issue 3.1, page 79, "Lots of people have what you have", Justine Grace 
9.12.2008 Preston Leader, Moreland Leader, "Here’s Art You Can Afford", Julia Adler 
11.2008 Ordered by Chance, Graduate Exhibition Catalogue, RMIT University
2008 Hal Leonard Student Piano Library, cover art, "Getting to Grade Three", "Getting to Grade Four" and "Getting to Grade Five"             
2005 Get Creative magazine, Vol. 1 Issue 10, page 33 
28.06.2004 Moreland Leader, "Outback Town Inspires", Kate Kyriacou 

Awards and Residencies

2015 Finalist, Silk Cut Award, Glen Eira City Council Gallery 
2014 Finalist, Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
2014 Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College Ballarat
2014 Finalist, ACMD Art In Science Prize, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
2013 Finalist, SKA Seeing Stars Art Prize
2012 Shortlisted, 61st Blake Prize
2011 Winner, RMIT Master of Fine Art Melbourne Etching Supplies Prize
2011 Finalist, Biennial Art Competition, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Box Hill
2007 Finalist, Biennial Art Competition, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Box Hill
2005 Finalist, Biennial Art Competition, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Box Hill 

Committee Membership

2012 The Second Collective, Member
2011 RMIT MFA Graduating Club, President
2011, '10 Coalesce Artist Run Initiative, Member
2008 RMIT Printmaking Department, Student Liasion 

Collections

University of Melbourne Baillieu Library, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Tyler School of Art Printmaking Department Philadelphia, USA 
RMIT University Printmaking Department Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 
Curtin University WA, Australia 
National Art School Sydney, NSW, Australia 
Etsy Labs Brooklyn, New York, USA 
Loreto College Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 
OLSH Thamarrurr Regional School Wadeye, Northern Territory, Australia 
Private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA

All work on CrumpArt is listed under a Creative Commons licence by Leonie Connellan, unless otherwise stated.