2009    Masters of Fine Art by Research, Monash University (Scholarship)        
2004    Summer School at the New York Studio School, US
2003    Drawing Marathon Graham Nickson, Adelaide Central School of Art, SA
1996    Julian Ashton School of Art, Sydney NSW
1987    Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of Western Sydney, NSW


2020    Wagner Contemporary (November) “Recent Works”

2018    Wagner Contemporary (October) “I Am”.

2016    Wagner Contemporary (September) “Moments” 
2015    Rubicon Ari Melbourne, Amour et Vie, September     
2015    Galerie Notre Dame, France
2014    Reflection Wagner Art Gallery NSW
2012    Book Launch and new work JMG Melbourne
2011    Intimate Interiors, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2010    New Work, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2010    The Games People Play, Prospect Regional Gallery, Adelaide
2010    Masters Graduate exhibition. Monash University, Melbourne
2009    Artist Residency Exhibition, Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2009    Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2008    Watched and Watching, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2006    Exploring Space, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2003    Other People, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne


2021    Finkelstein Gallery – Director’s Choice

2019     ‘Adorn Me’ – Poets & Artists

2017    Wagner Birthday exhibition

2017    "In Your Face" Group Exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery

2016    Horsham Regional Gallery Curated Show “Visiting Painting” (July)

2015    40 x 40 show Wagner Art Gallery

2015    Drawing and fundamental liberation IV Wagner Art Gallery NSW

2014    40 x 40 show Wagner Art Gallery 

2014    Small Drawings of People Curated by Maryanne Coutts Sydney

2013    Drawing a Fundamental Liberation III Wagner Gallery Sydney/Perth

2012    Drawing a Fundamental Liberation Solander Gallery + Wagner 

2012    ArtFair Melbourne (James Makin Gallery)

2012    Figurative Difference (two person show), Muswellbrook Regional Gal

2012    Drawing a Fundamental Liberation-II, Wagner Gallery, Sydney  

2011    The Lake Hindmarsh Project, AltitudeArt, Gipps Street Gallery, 

2011    Erotica, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne 

2010    Network Exhibition, Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW 

2010    The Lake Hindmarsh Project, AltitudeArt, Jeparit, VIC 

2010    Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne     

2010    Winter Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2009    Group Show, Maunsell Wickes, Sydney

2009    Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2009    New Figuration, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2008    Muse, curated exhibition toured regional venues Mildura Art Centre

             and Benalla Art Gallery, VIC

             Winter Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

             Director’s Choice Exhibition, Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW

2007    Nothing On, The Bankart Gallery, Lancefield, VIC

             Natura Morte, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2006    Winter Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2005    Winter Collection, Port Jackson Press Australia, Melbourne

             Peter Walker Fine Art, Adelaide    

             Linden Post Card Prize, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

2004    Salon Show, Montsalvat, Melbourne 

             Salon des Refuses, Archibald Prize, Sydney

             Hidden Faces of the Archibald, Crown Casino, Melbourne

2003    National Trust, S.H Ervine Gallery, Sydney

             Salon des Refusés (Archibald Prize), Melbourne

2002    Art and Politics, Sydney Print Exchange

2000    The Truly Intriguing Art Exhibition, Space Gallery, Melbourne 

1988    Editions Unlimited, Broadway Artspace, Sydney



2011    ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2010    Arts Victoria, funding allocated for AltitudeArt collective to support

             “The Lake Hindmarsh Project”  
            Dame Joan Sutherland Grant, America Australia Association
2008    Monash University Art and Design Publication Grant
2007    Hill End Artist Residency, Haeflingers Cottage, Bathurst Regional

             Gallery, NSW
2005     St Vincent’s Hospital Studio Residency, 11 months, VIC
Monash Research Publication Grant
2004     New York Studio School Summer Scholarship, USA


Cowra Regional Gallery

Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery VIC
Bathurst Regional Gallery NSW
Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery VIC
Horsham Regional Gallery VIC
Ballarat Regional Gallery VIC
Chicago Printmakers Collective
London Print Workshop
Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery NSW
Print Council of Australia
Pratt Group Holdings
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery VIC
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
Oakhill College NSW


Wagner Contemporary Paddington NSW
Finkelstein Gallery Melbourne VIC      


PRIZES & COMPETITIONS (finalist or winner)
2022   Mosman Art Prize finalist
            Lethbridge Gallery small scale art prize finalist
            Rick Amor self-portrait prize finalist
            Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize finalist
            Percival Art Prize finalist
            Muswellbrook art prize finalist

2021   Doug Moran Portrait prize semi-finalist (2 works).
            Naked & Nude art prize finalist.
            KAAF art prize finalist
            RSASA Portrait Prize winner
            Archibald Portrait Prize finalist
2020   Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award finalist.
            Kilgour figuration art prize finalist.
            Percival Portrait prize finalist (2 works)
            Darling Portrait Prize finalist (National Portrait Gallery - Canberra)
2019   KAAF Art Prize semi-finalist
            Moran Portrait Prize finalist
            Naked & Nude art prize finalist
            Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist
            Waverley Art Prize finalist
            Ravenswood Women's Art Prize finalist
            Calleen Art Award finalist
            BP Portrait Prize (London) NPG Semi-finalist
            Dobell Drawing Prize NAS finalist.
2018   AME Bale Works on paper finalist. 
            KAAF finalist. 
            Collins Place Summer gallery finalist.
            Portia Geach finalist
            Moran Portrait semi-finalist. 
            Bendigo Art Gallery Paul Guest drawing prize finalist.
            Calleen Art Award finalist
            Percival Portrait Prize finalist
            Muswellbrook Art prize finalist
            Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing finalist
2017    Korea Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) finalist
             Rick Amor Self Portrait Finalist
             Doug Moran Finalist, "Highly Commended" award
             Winner of Manning Art Gallery, 'Naked & Nude' art prize
             Calleen Art Award finalist Cowra Regional Gallery
2016     JADA finalist  Grafton Regional Gallery (Tours for 2 years)
2015    Semi Finalist Doug Moran
             Semi Finalist BP Portrait award National Portrait Gallery London
             Finalist Calleen Art Award NSW
2014    Portia Geach Memorial Award
             Doug Moran Semi Finalist and finalist
             JADA Drawing prize (touring for two years)
             Winner Hills Art prize Oakhill College
             Rick Amor Drawing Prize Ballarat
2013    Portia Geach NSW
            Morton Bay Regional Gallery Art prize QLD
            Nude & Naked prize Manning Gallery NSW
            Albany Art Prize WA
            Hutchins Drawing Prize Tasmania
            Black Swan Portrait prize WA
            Hazelhurst Art award  work on paper prize
            Muswellbrook, Work on Paper and Painting prize NSW
2012    Gold Coast Art Prize QLD
            Portia Geach Memorial  Portrait Prize NSW
            JADA Grafton Regional Gallery Drawing Prize NSW
            Paul Guest Drawing prize Bendigo Art Gallery
            Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC
            Swan Hill Drawing Prize, VIC
            Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney, NSW
2011    Albury Travelling Art Scholarship, Albury Regional Gallery, NSW
            Stan and Maureen Duke Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery, QLD
            Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
            Alice Bale Art Award, Melbourne, VIC
            Hutchins Prize for Works on Paper, Hutchins Art School, TAS
            Prometheus Art Award, QLD
            Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth, WA (Highly Commended)
            City of Albany Art Prize, WA
            Muswellbrook Open Art Prize, NSW (Highly Commended)  
2010    Mount Eyre Vineyard Art Prize, NSW (Winner)
            Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize, NSW (Second Place Prize Winner)
            Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney, NSW
            Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney, NSW
            Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth, WA
            Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC
            Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne, VIC (winner)
            The Alice Prize, NT
2009    Kedumba Drawing Prize (Winner Acquisitive Prize), NSW
            Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
            Prometheus Art Award, QLD
            Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
            Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney, NSW
            Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne, VIC (Winner)
            Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth, WA
2008    Warrnambool New Social Commentary Prize, VIC
            Kedumba Drawing Award, (invitation only), NSW
            Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney, NSW
            Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney, NSW
2007    Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2006    Salon de Montsalvat:

             Landscape Painting and Printmaking, Montsalvat, VIC

2021    The Australian Newspaper. Christopher Allan’s review of the Archibald                 finalists. 27/05/21
2020    The Australian Newspaper. Christopher Allen’s review of the Darling                      Portrait Prize. 21/03/20
2018    Artists Profile article on Dagmar Cyrulla's "I Am" exhibition
2018    Art Almanac review of Dagmar Cyrulla's "I Am" exhibition
2017    The Manning River Times 
2016   The Carousel
2016    Artist Profile Magazine 2016 May Drawn Together by Prue Gibson
2015    The Northsider, Charlotte Pordage
2015    Le Bien Public “L’ambiguite et l’innocence
2014    ArtView - Adam Dean
2014    Art Collector Magazine October November December
2014    Arts Hub article by Marguerite Brown
2014    Alex McCulloch The Art Show streaming audio

2013    History and Collections Castlemaine Art Gallery 1913-2013
2012    The Age, Penny Webb, The art of togetherness brings its creative rewards
2012    Radio National Books and Arts Daily Michael Cathcart, August 2012
            Sam Whitely “Dagmar Cyrulla” Box Magazine, March
2011    Dagmar Cyrulla’s Potent Imagery by Prue Gibson, Australian Art Review,

             July - Aug
            Catherine Caine “Next Gen” Wish Magazine, The Australian, September
            Stephen Bevis “Enigmas of the Everyday” The West Australian,

             August  24
            John McDonald “Lines of Poetry” The Sydney Morning Herald,

             December 10
2010    Design Federation Interview  December, Klaus Kinski
            Art Nation feature, ABC TV, November
            Penny Webb “Galleries” The Age (Melbourne) Magazine, November
            “Therapeutic Observations” The Independent Weekly,

             September 17 - 23
            Courtney Symes “Melburnin” Trouble, November
2009    John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 March
            John Matthews, Art Kritique blog
            The Leader Newspaper, March
2008    Marguerite Brown “Watched and Watching” Trouble magazine,

            Ashley Crawford “Around the Galleries” The Age, November 29
            Jeff Makin “Dagmar Cyrulla’s Watched and Watching” Herald Sun,

             November 24
2007    Joy 94.9 FM radio interview
2004    Robert Nelson “The Archibald Prize” The Age, December 22
            Jeff Makin “Hidden Faces of the Archibald” Herald Sun, December
2002    Sky Business Report
            FM Magazine, May - June Edition
2001    “Art to Art” The Age, Domain, July 4