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World Oceans Day

Portraits of Australians who shaped the Marine Sciences

Wednesday 8 June 2022
Live online
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist, 2011 Andrew Mezei. © Andrew Mezei

Come on a journey of exploration to celebrate World Oceans Day! Join artists Dr Sarah Kachovich, Megan Cope and Jiani Sheng in conversation with NPG Exhibitions Curator Penny Grist, as they explore three inspirational Australian marine scientists: Prof. Leanne Armand, Prof. Emma Johnston and Mibu Fischer and tell their stories through black and white linocut portraits. We will also cross live to the famous floating laboratory, the vessel JOIDES Resolution, which is currently undertaking marine research on the other side of the world in the Atlantic Ocean.

Portraiture has been a strong motif for the Women in Earth and Environmental Sciences in Australasia (WOMEESA) network, where they have been used for more than just pure representation. WOMEESA have repeatedly used portraiture in their community to raise awareness of the trailblazers in the Earth and environmental sciences, while also portraying what the subject and artist stand for. Portraits have the power to show a global perspective of the real-world, while advocating societal issues such as gender equality.

Be warned: although based on portraits, this is not our usual session!

Brought to you in collaboration with Women in Earth and Environmental Sciences in Australasia (WOMEESA).

Women in Earth and Environmental Sciences in Australasia, JOIDES Resolution Science Operator, Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium, International Ocean Discovery Program

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In their own words

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In their own words is an audio-guide with a difference. We let the portraits of these remarkable Australians speak for themselves.

Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
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Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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