Artist and Author
Education: Milton Academy, Boston, Canberra Art School, Swinburne Film & Television School
Juliet has had six exhibitions at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, and exhibitions at Realities and George Paton, ABC, and Sydney Dance Company
1987 A Pair of One Writer/Director & Producer of a Documentary Film on Greta & Freda Chaplain, London. 30 min. Narrated by Judy Davis.
A strange mix of the bizarre and the poignant in this extraordinary film
The Sunday Telegraph, UK
David Lynch would love it.
Time Out, UK
The first few minutes will have your eye-balls out on stalksMark Wareham
From Juliet Darling's film comes something more than freakish tragedy. They physically represent our deepest fears and wishes about human identity
Vera Rule, The Guardian UK
The most remarkable program of the week.
James Rampton. Broadcasting UK
A moving film. Truth is really stranger than fiction
Daily Mirror, UK
Being Australian you'll probably drop your knitting several times as this hilarious but disconcerting documentary unfolds
1997 Dead Letters Writer/Director film of a Documentary Film with Associate Producer Jane Campion. 50 min. Nominated for Best Social & Political Documentary at the Banff Television Awards, Canada, 1998.
Watching Dead Letters is a little like people-watching at Times Square: all human life is there it seems. A strange, sad, thoroughly compelling piece of TV, a peek at society's secret underside
A letter-perfect documentary... A canny combination of the sad, pathetic, funny and bizarre
Tony Squires, Sydney Morning Herald
Hilariously funny, achingly sad
The Sun Herald
2005 - 2009 Writer of short stories, novellas Mercy Annie and Smashing
Juliet Darling's story Mercy Annie, fascinated me from the beginning. I thought it original and authentic, I was delighted and surprised by its fresh voice; honest, yearning, confessional, female.
Juliet Darling's novellas 'Mercy Annie' and 'Smashing' sit beautifully together. Their lead characters Honey and Annie are complex, endearing, (sometimes) maddening but most of all searching and in need of real contact with other human beings. The stories explore something about identity, being and becoming - and most of all what it means to fall in love, out of love, and explore what loving another means and why it matters. Set against the backdrop of an Australian city on the one hand, and outback on the other, there is also something quintessentially Australian about her characters' psyches, settings and dilemmas: lost interiors and overwhelming, 'other' exteriors that belong to the characters and yet don't: Australian, and yet identifiable with to all. Darling is a natural story teller with an eye for the tragi-comic, compassionate and quirky that make the experience of reading her work unique.
Rebecca Swift – Director, Literary Consultancy UK
2009 Exhibition of A Pair of One at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington Sydney
2012 Exhibition of A Curator's Last Will and Testament at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington Sydney
A short film featuring sixty-four great works of art from 200BC until the present day that inspired the internationally renowned art curator Nick Waterlow OAM.
Juliet Darling's memorial to her late husband Nick Waterlow, the curator of three Biennales, is both moving and insightful. It is a visual poem to the things he loved.
Sydney Morning Herald
2012 Poetry book Elements in a State of Wonder was launched at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery with a reading by UK actor Ben Whishaw who played John Keats in the film Bright Star
2012 A Curator's Last Will and Testament was shown at AGNSW
2013 Publication of memoir A Double Spring by Allen & Unwin
2014 Juliet received a residency at the Cite Internationale des arts, Paris
2015 wait - exhibited at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
2017 One Night in Atlanta - selected for competition Oxford International Film festival UK