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Sporting Archibald

Daily from Wednesday 17 May 2000 until Sunday 2 July 2000

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

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 was 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.

2 portraits

1David Campese II, 2000 Paul Newton. 2Ronald Dale Barassi, 2000 Lewis Miller.
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