Mindful Coco – A book to help tame the mind for a fuller life –
Written by Dr Padmini Howpage | Illustrated by Dilara Niriella
– Book Launch 12th July 2018 (Sydney Event)
Dilara Niriella, a Sri Lankan born artist residing in Sydney, grabbed the first prize – tertiary at the Mosman Youth Art Competition 2018 held on the 17th of March at the Mosman Art gallery, Sydney.
The Mosman Youth Art Award is a popular competition with over 500 entries received annually.
Young artists aged between 12 – 21 submit artworks in a variety of media. The internationally renowned artist Ken Done AM initiated this prestigious art prize in 1988. Ken returned as a judge for the competition which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Presenting Dilara with the winning prize, Ken stated he was absolutely mesmerized by how she had captured a true likeliness of her subject who incidentally is her father, Anupa Niriella.
The work named “Sorry to interrupt…” depicts Dilara’s father at work at a surgeon’s table. The painting will be on exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery till the 15th of April. Dilara, a one time Young Archies award winner is a presenter on channel 7’s “Get Arty” art show and also is currently sitting for a degree in Fine Arts at the University of NSW.
Dilara Niriella a Sri Lankan born young artist was announced the winner of Young Archibald 2016 at a ceremony held at the Art Gallery of NSW on the 17th of October.
Her painting of her father will be exhibited at the art gallery till the 9th of October 2016.Read More →
Dilara Niriella, a young Sri Lankan born artist from Sydney, has grabbed a spot as a finalist in the Young- Archie art competition this year. Dilara’s entry, a portrait of her father Dasmin Anupa Niriella, was chosen as a finalist from over 2500 entries based on technique and originality. The young Archie art competition which is a part of the family-focused activities for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016 Exhibition was organized by the Art Gallery of NSW and judged by artist Del Kathryn Barton, Archibald Prize winner in 2008 and 2013, and Victoria Collings, the Gallery’s senior coordinator of education and family programs.
Dilara, who migrated to Australia at a tender age, has studied art under the tutelage of artists such as Elena Parashko and Jane Blatchford. Her love for art grew with the encouragement of her family and her school. Dilara who is a year 12 student at Pacific Hills Christian school in Dural was fortunate to have been chosen to study an extensive course in painting at the National Art School in Darlinghurst last year.
Dilara’s winning work will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW from July through to September 2016 and is posted on the gallery website.
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