Artists / Moya Dyring


Painter: Educated at Firbank Church of England Girls Grammar School.

Studies: National Gallery School 1930-1932. In association with fellow painters Sam Atyeo and  Dominic Leon she was one of the first women painters in Melbourne to respond to the influences of cubism., notably in her exhibition at the Riddell gallery in 1934. She was also closely associated with the Heide set at Heidelberg, staying for a time in the 1930s. In 1935 she went to live in Paris with Sam Atyeo. Here she adopted a more pictorial style, which McCulloch notes was influenced by Utrillo. She returned briefly to Australia for exhibitions in 1953, 1956 and 1963. She was a wonderful hostess and mentor to many young and vulnerable Australians visiting Paris, including David Strachan and Jack Courier. On her death she bequeathed a studio apartment (The Moya Dyring Memorial Studio) administered by the AGNSW, at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, for the benefit of Australian artists. The Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, was established in 1957. It is a not for profit international art centre where artists from many countries and in diverse fields live and exchange ideas. The studios are available to artists and exceptional students in the visual arts and are normally awarded for three months. Rent is payable by the chosen tenant. There has been a lot of recent research into the life and work of this extraordinary woman. Her paintings were exhibited at Heide 1 in the November exhibition 2011, of the original Heide group.


Sydney Harbour 1960 by Moya Dyring

Sydney Harbour

oil on cardboard


Purchase for $1,800.00

More Information