Skip to main content

We’re thrilled to welcome you back to the Gallery! Please see what we need you to do first.

Menu

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 both past and present.

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

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

Show full transcript

Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist, 2011 Andrew Mezei.

Related people

Penny Sackett

Andrew Mezei

Related information

Interview with Penny Sackett video: 7 minutes
Interview with Penny Sackett video: 7 minutes
Interview with Penny Sackett video: 7 minutes
Interview with Penny Sackett video: 7 minutes

Penny Sackett

From Earth to Sky

Portrait story

Professor Penny Sackett, Australian National University and former Chief Scientist for Australia (2008-2011) talks about her life in science.

Interview with Andrew Mezei video: 4 minutes
Interview with Andrew Mezei video: 4 minutes
Interview with Andrew Mezei video: 4 minutes
Interview with Andrew Mezei video: 4 minutes

Andrew Mezei

'From Earth to Sky'

Portrait story

Artist Andrew Mezei talks about his art practice and the process behind his portrait of Professor Penny Sackett. 

The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery

Explore portraiture and come face to face with Australian identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity.

Plan your visit

Timed ticketing, location, accessibility and amenities

We would like to thank our partners.
© National Portrait Gallery 2020
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia


Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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 both past and present.

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