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.

Fremantle Print Prize

August and September are shaping up to be busy months art wise. Several pieces of my artwork have been selected as finalists in a number of art prizes around Australia.

First up, my etching Crux, 12.5h, -60°, SQ3, 88th will be part of the Art In Science, Science In Art exhibition prize at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne.

  • When: Friday 1 August to Wednesday 27 August, Mon to Fri 9am-5pm

  • Where: St Vincent’s Gallery, Ground Floor Daly Wing, 35 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC

Another of my works, Taurus, 4.9h, +15°, NQ1, 17th, has been accepted into the Flanagan Art Prize at St Patrick's College in my home town, Ballarat.

  • When: Friday 22 August to Sunday 31 August (11-4 on weekends or by appointment)

  • Where: OCA Pavilion, St Patrick's College, 1431 Sturt St, Ballarat

Leo, 11h, +15°, NQ2, 12th, etching and letterpress print on paper, 2013. Photo: Tim Gresham.

Finally, my etching Leo, 11h, +15°, NQ2, 12th, has been selected as a finalist in the Fremantle Print Prize!

  • When: Friday 26 September to Sunday 16 November, 10am - 5pm

  • Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street Fremantle, WA

I feel very honoured and lucky to have my work featured in all of these exhibitions, and look forward to seeing the other work on show.

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