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Adam (Adam Goodes), 2014

Alan Jones

oil and synthetic polymer paint on linen (frame: 173.7 cm x 158.8 cm depth 6.1 cm, support: 171.0 cm x 156.0 cm)

Adnyamathanha/Narungga man, Adam Goodes (b.1980) was a champion AFL footballer with the Sydney Swans until his retirement in September 2015. Born in Wallaroo South Australia, he won the AFL Rising Star award in 1997, the year he commenced with the Sydney Swans team. Recognised as one of Australia’s great footballers, he is a dual Brownlow medallist, a four-time All-Australian member of the Indigenous Team of the Century, and has represented Australia in the International Rules Series. In 2014, he broke the record for the most AFL games played by an Indigenous footballer.

He has been actively involved with several Indigenous sport and community programs and has spent time working with troubled youth and in youth detention centres. With his cousin and fellow AFL football star Michael O’Loughlin, Goodes established the GO Foundation in 2009 with the aim of providing educational opportunities and mentoring for the next Indigenous generation.

Awarded Australian of the Year in 2014 for his leadership in taking a stand against racism and his work with the GO Foundation, he has continued the legacy of previous Indigenous AFL footballers Nicky Winmar and Michael Long in challenging endemic racism both on and off the field. Admired around the nation, he received support from many other previous Australians of the Year when faced with repeated on-field heckling prior to his retirement in 2015.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2015
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
© Alan Jones/Copyright Agency, 2020

Accession number: 2015.112

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Artist and subject

Alan Jones (age 37 in 2014)

Adam Goodes (age 34 in 2014)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

Donated by

Patrick Corrigan AM (123 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.