Judges

Basil Sellers AM

Basil, a businessman and philanthropist, has made his career breathing life into ailing companies. He has fittingly been described as the 'turnaround king'. A recognised art collector, Basil divides his time between Europe and Australia (or wherever the Sydney Swans are playing that weekend).

Dr Chris McAuliffe

Chris McAuliffe is the director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art. He has researched extensively on the relationship of art and sport and curated Eyes on the ball: Images of Australian Rules football in 1996. He is a former board member of the St Kilda Bowling Club. Chris follows sport of all kinds. Most recently, he witnessed the Australian mineral water drinking and the world bullboar sausage eating championship.

Doug Hall AM

Doug Hall recently retired as director of the Queensland Art Gallery, after twenty years in the position. He initiated the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and oversaw the development of the new Gallery of Modern Art which opened in December 2006. A careful check of the gallery's programs over the years will reveal that nothing ever happened on days when the Brisbane Lions played home games at the Gabba.

Victoria Lynn

Victoria Lynn has a distinguished career as a curator of contemporary art in Australia. She has worked at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. In 2006, she curated the TarraWarra Biennial and in 2007 was the curator of the Auckland Triennial, New Zealand. Victoria has also served as the chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council.

John Landy AC MBE

A former governor of Victoria, John Landy has a distinguished record of civic service. He was the second man to run a four-minute mile and held the world record for the 1500 m (1954-55) and the one mile (1954-57) races. He was named a Living National Treasure in 2004.