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Adam Goodes

James Brickwood2019

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
Canberra, Australia

A portrait of former professional AFL footballer Adam Goodes. In 2014, Goodes was named Australian of the Year for his community work and anti-racism advocacy. From 2013, his outspokenness on racial issues contributed to his being the target of sustained booing from opposition fans, causing him to take indefinite leave from the AFL and eventually retire from the game at the end of the 2015 season. The ‘booing saga’ sparked national debate about racism and became the subject of two documentary films, both released in 2019. That year, the AFL formally apologised to Goodes for not taking greater action as events unfolded.

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  • Title: Adam Goodes
  • Creator: James Brickwood
  • Date Created: 2019

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