Juliet Holmes à Court (Sydney, Australia, b. 1955).

Juliets work reveals an unrelenting fascination for light and movement and the critical role these elements can play in creating a strong sense of mystery and ambiguity in painting.' - Tony Geddes, Director, Mosman Galleries

'BEING AN ARTIST is about wrestling with shape, colour, composition, and the sheer stuff of paint, and how you can learn to work it so that it becomes your language to communicate.' (Juliet Holmes à Court, 2002) This statement sums up the last 20 years of Juliet Holmes à Courts life as an artist. Her body of work pays its dues to abstraction and the idea that the surface of a picture can be a site for contemplation and self reflection, and no need not bear any deliberate relationship to the outside world.

1991 Avoca Gallery, Gosford, NSW
1994 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney
1995 ABC Ultimo, Painted Face of ABC
1998 Queen Street Fine Art, Sydney
1999 Mary Place Gallery, Paddington
2002 Mosman Gallery Survey Show
2004 Boutwell Draper, Sydney
2006 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2008 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2010 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2012 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2015 Manly Regional Gallery
2017 Botanical Gardens Sydney
2018 Sturt, Mittagong 


1990 Gallery Wall, Sydney
1993 Pod Gallery, Sydney
1994 Portia Geach Art Prize
1994 Mosman Art Prize
1996 Portia Geach Art Prize
1997 Mosman Art Prize
1998 Portia Geach Art Prize
1 999 Portia Geach Art Prize
2000 Portia Geach Art Prize
2000 Larvill Landscape Award
2000 Mosman Art Prize
2000 Archibald Art Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2000 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2000 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery, NSW
2002 Redlands Westpac Art Prize
2002 Global Art Gallery, Sydney Anniversary Show
2002-3 Mosman Art Prize
2004 Waverley Art Prize
2004 Willoughby Art Prize
2005 Art at the Rocks Prize Sydney
2006 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2006 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
2006 Redlands Art Prize
2006 Armidale Regional Gallery, NSW
2006 Australian Galleries, Sydney 2009 Portia Geach Art Prize
2010 Australian Galleries Sydney 2010 Mosman Art Prize
2010 Gold Coast Art Awards
2011 Blake Prize
2012 Australian Galleries Melbourne 2014 Portia Geach Art Awards
2015 Paddington Art Prize
2013 Manly Regional Gallery
2015 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2016 Mosman Art Prize
2017 Seafarers Art Prize


1975 John Kaldor Award
1976 Australian Wool Assoc. Award
2000 Waverley Art Prize, Winner (purchase)
2002 Waverley Art Prize, Highly Commended
2017 Doug Moran Semi Finalist


2008 Waverley Woollahra - Artist in residence.
2009 Bundanon NSW
2009 Hill End NSW
2011/13 Margaret Whitlam Artist In Residence


Vogue Living, October/November 1993
Belle, February/March 1994
Sydney Review (Cover) March 1994
Vogue Entertaining, January 1995
Belle Corporate, November 1996
Belle Corporate, March/May 1997
Vogue Living, August 1999
Belle Living, November 1999
Sydney Morning Herald, December 1999
Artists Palette, November 2000
Daily Telegraph, Archibald Prize article, May 2000
Vogue Living, 2003
Vogue Entertaining, 2005
Sydney Morning Herald , Portia Geach review 2009
Sydney Morning Herald, March 2010
Talking with Painters Podcast 2017


Qantas Private Members Lounge,
Brisbane Cicada Restaurant, Sydney
Verona Cinema, Darlinghurst
Melbourne Crown Casino
Wentworth Sheraton, Sydney
Regent Hotel, Sydney
All Seasons Hotel, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Lebrecht Collection, London
Waverley Library, Sydney
Myer Melbourne, Victoria
Australian Art Resources, Sydney
Winifred West Schools
Waverley Council
Mosman Council


1977-84 Freelance designer.
1986-87 Lecturer, School of Visual Arts Sydney.
1995-2016 Teaching, Waverley Woollahra Art School.
2001 Curator of South East Modern Art Group Annual Prize Exhibition.
2016 Lecture series AGNSW
2017 Painting Teacher Artest Leichhardt
2017 Guest speaker Kuringai Art Society
2003 - 2018 Tutor, AGNSW