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.

Between Two Worlds

On January 19, 2006, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on a trip to Pluto and beyond. The spacecraft sent back images of Jupiter when it passed on February 28, 2007, then flew on at about 23km per second toward Pluto, where it made its closest approach on July 14, 2015. The New Horizons mission is now travelling on to explore more Kuiper Belt objects and the outer reaches of our solar system. So far the mission has produced a number of extraordinary images from Pluto and its moons, and we are learning more every day. 'Between Two Worlds' explored images and text from New Horizons, coupled with poetry to tell the mission's story. The work was exhibited at Maroondah Access Gallery from 11 June - 6 August 2016.

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