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:

1

Chris Antico

The Captain: Mark Taylor

2

Simon Benz

Anna Wilson

3

David Bromley

Strongest man of the games

4

Tom Carment

Don Idle, Footballer

5

Adam Cullen

Portrait of Mark Occhilupo

6

Nic Fern

Vicki Wilson

7

Juliet Holmes à Court

Portrait of George

8

Glenda Jones

Nova Peris Kneebone

9

Kerrie Lester

Susie Maroney, True Blue Sue

10

Lewis Miller

Ronald Dale Barassi

11

Ann Morton

Edwin Carr ‘Old Gold’

12

David Naseby

Kosta Tszu

13

Paul Newton

Portrait of David Campese

14

Evert Ploeg

Louise Sauvage

15

Andrew Sibley

Merilyn Peddell

16

Peter Wegner

Portrait of Darren Gauchi

17

Jan Williamson

Tom Carroll

18

Louise Wood

Determination - Michael Klim

19

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.