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Sporting Archibald

Previous exhibition
from Wednesday 17 May 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

1 David Campese II, 2000 Paul Newton. © Paul Newton. 2 Ronald Dale Barassi, 2000 Lewis Miller. © Lewis Miller/Copyright Agency, 2021.

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From Face to Face

Portraits by David Moore

Previous exhibition, 2000

Through David Moore's camera we meet many of the outstanding figures of the twentieth century - in diverse areas of achievement - as well as anonymous faces which speak directly to us in these photographs.

Sir Richard Branson, 1999 by David Mach (b. 1956)
Sir Richard Branson, 1999 by David Mach (b. 1956)
Sir Richard Branson, 1999 by David Mach (b. 1956)
Sir Richard Branson, 1999 by David Mach (b. 1956)

Best of British

Contemporary Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London

Previous exhibition, 2000

For the first hundred years or so of its existence, The National Portrait Gallery in London had no contemporary collection at all

Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston
Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston
Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston
Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston

Headspace 1

Previous exhibition, 2000

Headspace showcases portrait art produced by secondary students from Year 7 to Year 12 in Government, Catholic and Independent schools in Canberra and its surrounding regions extending to Wollongong, Deniliquin, Leeton, Crookwell, Bombala, Narooma and Albury

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