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Penny Sackett and Andrew Mezei

From Earth to Sky

Interview with Penny Sackett & Andrew Mezei
Video: 5 minutes

Professor Penny Sackett and artist Andrew Mezei describe the process behind making the portrait.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

Video transcript

1 . Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist 2011 All Andrew Mezei. © Andrew Mezei.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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