Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year

Portrait of AFL sporting legend Adam Goodes painted by Alan Jones in 2014. Titled 'Adam' the portrait was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra in 2016.

Celebrate and be inspired by talent, passion and achievement – and triumph over adversity. Developed as a touring exhibition to regional Australia, Awesome Achievers includes major portraits drawn from the National Portrait Gallery collection, supplemented by works from private and institutional sources. This exhibition presents a representative selection of Australian …

‘Adam’ acquired by the National Portrait Gallery

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones of AFL and Sydney Swans legend Adam Goodes. 'Adam' was a finalist in the 2014 Archibald Prize.

Australia’s National Portrait Gallery has acquired Alan Jones’ 2014 portrait of Adam Goodes. The painting titled ‘Adam’ depicts a double portrait of the Australian sporting champion. In 2014, Adam Goodes broke the record for most AFL games played by an Indigenous footballer. This honour was added to a long list …

Archibald Prize catalogue

In 2014, Adam Goodes broke the record for most AFL games played by an Indigenous footballer. This honour was added to a long list of accolades as a dual Brownlow Medallist, dual premiership winner, four-time All-Australian, member of the Indigenous Team of the Century, and Australian representative in the International …

Archibald Prize finalist

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones of AFL and Sydney Swans legend Adam Goodes. 'Adam' was a finalist in the 2014 Archibald Prize.

Portrait of the 2014 Australian of the Year and AFL footballer Adam Goodes has been selected for this years’ Archibald Prize. The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921 and is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards. Awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s …