October 27, 2017


Belem Lett is one of five finalists in the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize 2017.

The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize is now celebrating its fifteenth year globally. This program invites Australian artists to work and live for a period of three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. The program offers the winning Australian artist a residency prize valued at $21,000, along with a chance to collaborate with other celebrated international artists from around the world, in the historic and scenic Scottish highlands. 

The finalist exhibit was held at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017.

'Jenny I'll Meet You At The Grocery Store'  2017, oil on aluminium composite panel, 165 x 244 cm

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October 13, 2017


Congratulations to Belem Lett, finalist in the Salon des Refusés 2017.

The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H.Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition.Each year a panel is invited to go behind the scenes of the judging process to select an exhibition from the many hundreds of works entered but not chosen for the official award exhibition. 

The 2017 selection panel comprised James Dorahy art advisor, Michael Reid Galleries; Elisabeth Hastings curator & author, ‘Kevin Connor’ monograph; and Jane Watters, director, S.H. Ervin Gallery.

The exhibition is at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, The Rocks in Sydney.

'I got home from work and sat on the toilet scrolling then remembered i needed to paint a self portrait for the Archibald so i took a selfie and continued to scroll.' oil on aluminium composite panel, 31 x  22 cm

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November 28, 2016


Belem Lett is a finalist in the inaugural Birmingham Prize. The overall winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize generously donated by Elaine Bermingham. 

The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting is a unique triennial art prize which aims to celebrate excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium. This non-acquisitive prize is open to all Australian artists and selected finalists will be exhibited in the Webb Gallery, located within Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art at South Bank, Brisbane. All finalist artworks will be available for sale to the public.

May 28, 2016

Belem Lett: Finalist, Sunshine Coast Prize & Chippendale New World Prize

Belem Lett has been selected as a finalist in two awards – the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, which offers a major acquisitive prize of $25,000, plus an artist studio residency, and the Chippendale New World Art Prize, where the winner will receive a $10,000 residency grant at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle Retreat at Mount Subasio, Italy. The Chippendale New World Art Prize winner will be announced 2 June, and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize winner will be announced 1 September, 2016.

October 17, 2015

Belem Lett - Fisher's Ghost Art Award Finalist 2015

Belem Lett is a finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award this year with his work 'Monster.' The Fisher's Ghost Award was established in 1956 and runs as part of the Fisher's Ghost Festival at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales.  The opening ceremony is the evening of Friday, 6th of November, and the exhibition runs from 31st of October to 12th of December.

To see more of Belem's work, click here.

April 8, 2015

Belem Lett shows at Chasm Gallery NY

Belem Lett joins Genevieve Felix Reynolds for an exhibition titled “Bang Bang” at Chasm Gallery in New York: a boutique gallery in Brooklyn NY, focusing on Australian fine art. The show runs from 10 – 20 April, 2015.

Image: Belem Lett, Bang (2015) oil on aluminum composite panel, pigment, resin 62 x 45 x 6 cm.