Nov 7th – Nov 20th
Leonie Connellan is a print-based artist from Melbourne, Australia. She has a BA and MFA in Printmaking from RMIT University, and makes prints and artist's books that explore the relationship between the physical sciences of the universe and how we find our place in it through storytelling. In 'indexerrorparallaxrefraction', Leonie addresses these themes through art that explores the navigational stars. Throughout the ages, humans have categorised the stars in the night sky for a variety of practical reasons. One of the most common ways to remember a given thing is to create a mnemonic device, often achieved through song and story. While modern life calls more often on GPS devices, seafarers throughout history have used the stars and constellations to navigate to a destination. The 20 etching and letterpress prints that Leonie has created for this exhibition celebrate the important constellations and navigational stars of the Southern Hemisphere, accompanied by snippets of literature that tell their stories.