Sporting Archibald


2000 Sporting Portrait Prize
National Portrait Gallery
17 May — 2 July 2000

Celebrating the focus on sport during 2000, this special exhibition features our national sporting heroes and heroines immortalised on canvas.

Ronald Dale Barassi Susie Maroney Nova Peris Kneebone

Ronald Dale Barassi 2000
by Lewis Miller
oil on linen
167 x 137cm

Susie Maroney
True Blue Sue 2000
by Kerrie Lester
mixed media
152 x 198cm

Nova Peris Kneebone 2000
by Glenda Jones
oil on canvas
91 x 117cm

Originating from the Art Gallery of NSW the prize attracted large number of entries, 19 of which have been selected to tour. Sporting identities Roy Slaven and H.G. Nelson joined Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales to judge the works.

They awarded the $20,000 prize for the best portrait of a person distinguished in sport, to Lewis Miller for his portrait of Ron Barassi. Miller has frequently exhibited in the Archibald Prize, and in 1998 won the prize with his portrait of Allan Mitelman.

Ron Barassi is an Aussie Rules legend. He has been involved with 17 grand finals during his illustrious five-decade career as a player and coach with Melbourne, Carlton, North Melbourne and Sydney.

The 2000 Sporting Portrait Prize finalists are:


Chris Antico

The Captain: Mark Taylor


Simon Benz

Anna Wilson


David Bromley

Strongest man of the games


Tom Carment

Don Idle, Footballer


Adam Cullen

Portrait of Mark Occhilupo


Nic Fern

Vicki Wilson


Juliet Holmes à Court

Portrait of George


Glenda Jones

Nova Peris Kneebone


Kerrie Lester

Susie Maroney, True Blue Sue


Lewis Miller

Ronald Dale Barassi


Ann Morton

Edwin Carr ‘Old Gold’


David Naseby

Kosta Tszu


Paul Newton

Portrait of David Campese


Evert Ploeg

Louise Sauvage


Andrew Sibley

Merilyn Peddell


Peter Wegner

Portrait of Darren Gauchi


Jan Williamson

Tom Carroll


Louise Wood

Determination - Michael Klim


Huihai Xie

Jonny Raper — A living legend


The 2000 Sporting Portrait Prize tour is managed by the Museums and Galleries Foundation of New South Wales and is made possible by the assistance of the principal sponsor The Daily Telegraph, the supporting sponsor the Colonial Foundation, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the NSW Ministry of the Arts and the Australia Council.