15 Jun 2020

Dagmar's portrait of artist Wendy Sharpe is a finalist in the Newcastle Gallery's 'Kilgour figuration prize'. Her portrait of Australian fashion designer, Kym Ellery is a finalist at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery's 'Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award'. The paint...

29 Mar 2020

This year's Percival portrait prize have selected two paintings by Dagmar Cyrulla. Her imposing work, 'I am woman' was selected alongside her smaller, 'Disguised with red wig and red boots' painting.  The artist's statement for both works is below.

I Am Woman


18 Dec 2019

The Darling Portrait Prize, hosted by Australia's national Portrait Gallery in Canberra is Australia’s grand new annual prize for painted portraits. Dagmar Cyrulla's portrait of Paris based Australian fashion designer, Kym Ellery is a finalist. The artist's statement f...

18 Nov 2019

15 Oct 2019

Australia and the world's richest art prize, the Moran Portrait Prize has selected the 30 finalists for the 2019 prize. Dagmar Cyrulla's painting titled 'Kym' of Paris based fashion designer, Kym Ellery has made the cut. 

Artist statement:

Kym Ellery grew up in Karratha,...

26 Jul 2019

The modern muse is a painting inspired by the French artist Felix Vallotton. She represents the new woman. Confident, unperturbed by the viewer. Connected, is lived on her terms.

12 Jul 2019

 (Photo courtesy of Matthew Stanton)

Kym Ellery grew up in Karratha, WA. Part Maori and English she was inspired by her artistic mother to move to Sydney. With nothing but ambition and courage, she conceived ELLERY the fashion label that has taken her to the Runway of P...

13 Jun 2019

With an annual prize pool worth $12,000, the 2019 Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing print & mixed media. This year’s Judges are Mitch Cairns (artist), Phil James (artist) and Fiona Lowry (artist). Dagmar's painting 'Stillness' has been selected as a final...

18 Apr 2019

This painting is about the changing roles within relationships and women’s increased responsibilities. This is a result of a push by woman for women to be heard and I like others have benefited greatly. Where previously our parents slotted into an expected role, we now...

25 Mar 2019

The painting is about the rituals that women go through everyday to get ready for the world. The teddy bear is a reference to the innocence and simplicity of being a child. The bedroom setting is because that is where every day starts.

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