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Kyle Vander-Kuyp, c. 2000

Penny Tweedie

type C photograph on paper (sheet: 50.8 cm x 30.8 cm, image: 40.8 cm x 28.0 cm)

Kyle Vander-Kuyp (b. 1971) is Australia's greatest ever hurdler. In 1995 he set a new Australian record for the 110m hurdles - 13.29 seconds, a record that still stands. He represented Australia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics (where he was a finalist) and in Sydney in 2000, where he made the semi-finals. In February 2004 he won his eleventh consecutive national title in the event - injury prevented him from defending the title again in 2005. At the 2006 national titles he was again the fastest Australian in the event, running a time that saw him selected to compete in his fourth Commonwealth Games.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
© Estate of Penny Tweedie

Accession number: 2004.232

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Artist and subject

Penny Tweedie (age 60 in 2000)

Kyle Vander-Kuyp (age 29 in 2000)

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Sports and recreation

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Penny Tweedie (47 portraits)

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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.