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Belem Lett

Belem Lett graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours Class 1) and a Master of Fine Art in 2012. In 2010 he was the recipient of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, the highest award for an Australian artist under the age of 30, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2011, he participated in a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

He has exhibited locally and internationally and participated in art fairs including Melbourne's Spring 1883, Den Fair (Melbourne) and a solo presentation at Sydney Contemporary art fair with Edwina Corlette Gallery in 2017.

Lett has also been a finalist in several prizes including the Fishers Ghost Award (2013, 2015, 2018), NAB Emerging Artist Award (2014), the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (2016, 2019), The Paddington Art Prize (2016, 2018 - Highly Commended), the Chippendale New World Art Prize, The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize (2017- Highly Commended), the Glover Prize (2019), the Arthur Guy Memorial Prize (2019) and received the early career prize in the Hazelhurst works on paper award (2019). Belem Lett’s work is held in public and private collections including Mirvac, Artbank, Crown Group, 10 Group and the Australian Catholic University.

Lives and works in Sydney

EDUCATION

2013

  • Masters of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney

2008

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - First class Honours, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

  • 'Fountain', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2023

  • 'Meadow', James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2022

  • 'Limbo', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2021

  • 'Burnouts', Gallery Pompom, Sydney
  • 'Sundowner', James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2020

  • 'Smoke Screen', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2019

  • 'Grotto, Ideas Platform', Artspace, Sydney
  • 'Personal Transporter (Self Balancing)', James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2018

  • 'Pipe Dream', Wellington St Projects, Sydney

2017

  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, EDWINA CORLETTE

2016

  • 'Paradise Lost', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Aviary', Gallery 9, Sydney

2015

  • 'Tunnel Vision', Gallery 9, Sydney

2014

  • 'There Be Monsters', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Island Fever', Gallery 9, Sydney

2013

  • 'Fault Lines', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Far From Nowhere', Gallery 9, Sydney
  • 'Something Crashed Into The Earth Last Night', Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2012

  • 'Everywhere For Going', MOP projects, Sydney

2011

  • 'Two Fold', Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

  • The Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • The Waverley Art Prize, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney
  • Melbourne Art Fair, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2022

  • 'Mutual Exchange', MDW, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
  • 'Chrome City', Durden and Ray, Los Angeles

2021

  • 'Summer group show', McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 'Chapter Three', James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2020

  • Durden and Ray, Los Angeles
  • 'Collector space', Curated by Rowena Talacko for Artmonth, Shapiro Annex
  • 'Rocococolonial', Curated by Gary Carsley, Lismore Regional Art Gallery
  • 'Summer New', James Makin Gallery, Melbourme

2019

  • 'Rocococolonial', Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Rocococolonial', Bathurst Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  • 'The New Gallery Show', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2018

  • Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Coloundra Regional Gallery
  • Melbourne Pop Up Exhibition, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • Spring 1883, Fort Delta, Hotel Windsor Melbourne
  • 10th Anniversary Exhibition, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Home Ground Advantage', The Graham Green in Dulwich Hill (Curated by Chris Dolman & Kate Beckingham)
  • 'Open Eye Signal', Fort Delta, Melbourne

2017

  • Solo Presentation, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, EDWINA CORLETTE
  • New Work, Den Fair, Gallery 9 (Sydney) in Melbourne

2016

  • 'Spring 1883', Melbourne
  • Firstdraft Fundraiser, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
  • 'So Fresh', Wellington St Projects, Sydney
  • Finalist exhibition, Chippendale New World Art Prize
  • Finalist exhibition, Sunshine Coast Art Award, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland

2015

  • Firstdraft Fundraiser, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
  • 'North', Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin
  • 'Bang Bang', CHASM Gallery, New York
  • 'Friends with Benefits', Twenty Thirty Seven, Sydney

2013

  • Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Regional Gallery
  • Artmonth Speed Dating Finalists exhibition, curated by Sebastian Goldspink, Depot II Gallery, Sydney
  • Firstdraft Annual Auction, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Colour Forms', Curated by Catherine Benz, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Othering (realities in landscape)', Sawtooth ARI, Launceston
  • 'Othering', One night event, Digital Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 'Othering' (realities in landscape), Rear View, Melbourne
  • 'Rumble', Wellington St Projects, Sydney

2012

  • 'Shelf Life', Delmar Gallery, Sydney
  • Fishers Ghost Art Prize, finalist exhibition, Campbelltown Regional Gallery
  • Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, finalist exhibition, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2011

  • Group Show, Gallery 9, Sydney
  • 'Second Nature', group show, The Papermill Gallery, Sydney

2010

  • Brett Whiteley Scholarship, winning work, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
  • Emerging Artist Award, finalist show Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2008

  • Jenny Birt Prize, group show, COFA Space Gallery, Sydney
  • Halfway House, Honours group show, COFA Space Gallery, Sydney
  • Brett Whiteley Scholarship, Finalist show, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
  • 'Crossroads', group show, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
  • Finale, Honours group show, Kudos Gallery, COFA Annual, Sydney

2007

  • COFA Annual, group show, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2024

  • Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Art School, Sydney

2023

  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
  • Finalist, Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Art School, Sydney

2022

  • Finalist, Omnia Art Prize, St Kevins College, Victoria
  • Finalist, Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, The 67th Blake Prize, Casuala Powerhouse, Sydney
  • Finalist, Grace Cosington Smith Art Prize, GCS gallery, Sydney

2021

  • Finalist, Bayside Aquisitive Art Prize, Bayside Gallery, Melbourne
  • Finalist, Waverly Art Prize, Waverly Art School, Sydney

2020

  • Finalist, The Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavilion, Evansdale, Tasmania
  • Finalist, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Bayside Gallery, Melbourne

2019

  • Winner, Early Career Artist Prize, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Arts Centre
  • Finalist, Arthur Guy Memorial Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
  • Finalist, The Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavillion, Evansdale, Tasmania

2018

  • Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra

2017

  • Highly Commended, Elaine Birmingham National Watercolour Prize, Queensland College of Art
  • Finalist, The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program, Scotland


2016

  • Highly Commended, Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra
  • Finalist, Chippendale New World Art Prize
  • Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Award

2015

  • Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2014

  • Finalist, NAB Emerging Artist Award

2013

  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2012

  • Highly Commended Finalist, Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, Tim Olsen Gallery, Woollahra
  • Finalist (Drawing), Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2011

  • Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Art Gallery of New South Wales Studio, Paris, France
  • Travel grant, College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney

2010

  • Winner, Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Kudos Emerging Artist Award, University of New South Wales
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

2009

  • Finalist, Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2008

  • Finalist, Brett Whitely Traveling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Jenny Birt Prize, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Dinosaur Designs Prize, Dinosaur Designs

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

      2016

      • 'Present Tense', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

      2013

      • Founder and Director of Wellington St Projects, 2013 -2019

      2011

      • 'Second Nature', The Papermill Gallery, Sydney

      SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

      2021

      • Gellatly, K., A Light Touch, Art Guide issue Sept/Oct 2021, p. 66-69.
      • Carsley, G., Rococolonial. Book published by University of New South Wales and Bathurst Regional Gallery. ISBN 978 0 646 83499 3 Cover art and p. 90-95

      2020

      • ACU Art Collection: A New Perspective, Book p.115, 2020

      2019

      • Australian Law Journal, Back cover, Artspace collaboration
      • Making Their Mark, Look Magazine, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sept, p.55
      • 20 Years of the Brett Whiteley- Catalogue publication for exhibition at SH Ervin Gallery

      2018

      • Belle Magazine, Pipe Dream (promo) Time Warp, 16/04/2018

      2016

      • Interview, Art Collector Magazine, Issue 78, p 92

      2015

      • S. Wolff, Tunnel Vision, The Art Life, 28 September
      • Laura Couttie, Belem Lett & Genevieve Felix Reynolds, lauracouttie.com, 11 April

      2014

      • Natalie Walton, Artist Belem Lett, The Daily Imprint, 12 August

      2013

      • Share Design Inspiration Blog, What’s Happening | ‘Fault Lines’ by Artist Belem Lett, 9 December
      • M. Fitzgerald, ‘Far From Nowhere’ Open Gallery in Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 October, p 13
      • Kate Britton, ‘REVIEW: Belem Lett - Far From Nowhere’, Raven Contemporary, 11 October
      • Andrew Frost, The A-Z of Contemporary Art, ABC TV, 16 July
      • Tracey Clement, Belem Lett, Something crashed into the earth last night, Art Guide Australia, March/April

      2012

      • Meghan McTavish, Belem Lett’s Compound, Harpers Bazaar/Citizens of the World, December
      • Clare Alstin, The Compound, Russh Magazine, Article, September/October, Issue 48

      2011

      • Jo Bosben, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Incubate Magazine, Article, Issue 6
      • H. Tattersal, Artists to watch 2011, The Financial Review, January
      • D. Tarrant (ed), Winning the Whiteley, UNSWorld Magazine, January

      COLLECTIONS

      • Artbank
      • Australian Catholic University
      • Mirvac
      • Raven Contemporary
      • 10 Group
      • Cornerstone Health
      • Crown Casino

      1 – 21 May 2024
      Belem Lett ‘Fountain’

      19 December 2023 – 30 January 2024
      THE SUMMER SHOW

      7 – 21 December 2023
      SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

      29 November 2022 – 28 February 2023
      THE SUMMER SHOW

      8 – 11 September 2022
      SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY

      7 – 25 June 2022
      Belem Lett ‘Limbo’

      3 January 2022 – 1 February 2022
      THE SUMMER SALON

      16 April 2020 – 2 May 2020
      Belem Lett ‘Smoke Screen’

      26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
      THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition

      29 August 2018 – 15 September 2018
      THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

      1 – 24 March 2016
      Belem Lett ‘Paradise Lost’

      2 – 19 December 2014
      Belem Lett ‘There Be Monsters’

      June 13, 2024

      CONGRATULATIONS TO BELEM LETT WHO IS A FINALIST IN THE 2024 WAVERLEY ART PRIZE

      Congratulations to Belem Lett who has been chosen as a finalist in the 2024 Waverley Art Prize for his work 'Body Language'. The Waverley Art Prize finalist exhibition is on from 6 July - 18 August at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney.

      READ MORE HERE

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      'Body Language', 2024

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      June 13, 2024

      CONGRATULATIONS TO BELEM LETT FOR HIS SELECTION AS A 2024 FINALIST FOR THE VINCENT PRIZE

      Congratulations to Belem Lett for his selection as a 2024 finalist for the The Vincent prize. Belem was selected for his work 'Pollinate' and can be seen at the finalists exhibition which opens this Friday 14 June 6-9pm at Scratch Art Space, Marrickville.

      The Vincent Prize was established by art courier service Art Van Go for their customers that missed out on selection for The Archibald, Wynne, Sulman & the Salon des Refuses.

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      Pollinate, 2024

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      March 1, 2024

      BELEM LETT IS A FINALIST IN THE 2024 MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE

      It is with great joy that we announce the selection of Belem Lett as a finalist in the 2024 Muswellbrook Art Prize for his work 'The Mountains Await Your Return'

      Since 1958, the Muswellbrook Art Prize has grown and evolved and is today one of the richest prizes for painting in regional Australia. Astute adjudication of the Prize over the years has yielded an excellent collection of modern and contemporary Australian paintings, works on paper and ceramics from the Post War period of the 20th Century and into the 21st Century, with the winning acquisitive works forming the nucleus of what is now known as the Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection.

      READ MORE HERE

      Finalists will be exhibited at the Muswellbrook Art Gallery from 2 April - 25 May 2024

      Belem's next solo exhibition at the gallery is from 1 - 21 May 2024

      Artwork:

      'The Mountains Await Your Return' 2022

      Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminum composite panel

      150 x 122 cm

      September 19, 2023

      BELEM LETT FEATURED IN THE SPRING EDITION OF ART/EDIT MAGAZINE

      BELEM LETT is featured in the latest edition of Art Edit.

      Issue 36 draws on Belem Lett's exploration of preconceptions and how his manipulation of colour creates pieces of harmony.

      Text by editor Rose of Sharon Leake and images from past exhibitions with Edwina Corlette Gallery, edition out now.

      READ MORE HERE

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      'Limbo' 2022
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      56 x 48 cm

      September 16, 2023

      BELEM LETT IS A FINALIST IN THE 2023 PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

      It is with great pleasure that we announce Belem Lett has been selected as a finalist in the 2023 Paddington Art Prize for his work 'This Land Is Slippery'

      The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.

      Image:

      'This Land Is Slippery' 2022
      Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
      150 x 180 cm

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      July 29, 2023

      BELEM LETT: FINALIST IN THE 2023 HAZELHURST ART ON PAPER AWARD

      Congratulations to Belem Lett who is a finalist in this year's Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award for his work 'You Are The Centre Of The Universe'.

      The biennial Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a significant national exhibition that aims to elevate the status of work on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.

      Finalists will be exhibited in the Main Gallery at Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Sydney from 16 September to 12 November 2023.

      Belem's next solo exhibition at the gallery is from 2 – 16 December 2023

      Artwork:

      You Are The Centre Of The Universe

      Oil, gesso on Stonehenge paper 245gsm

      228 x 168 cm

      2023

      July 11, 2023

      BELEM LETT: FINALIST IN THE 2023 WAVERLY ART PRIZE

      Congratulations to Belem Lett who is a finalist in this year's Waverley Art Prize for his work 'Smile'.

      Belem is one of the 38 finalists chosen from over 700 entries. Recognising his striking choice of colour and form, Waverley Woollahra Art School credits his signature technique of forcing the eye to follow the shifting stark palettes.

      The Waverley Art Prize celebrates excellence across the local arts community and greater Australian contemporary Visual Arts sector, ultimately showcasing the brilliance of early to mid-career Australian artists.

      The Finalist Exhibition for this Waverley Art Prize is held in Sydney at the Bondi Pavilion until August 13, 2023.

      Artwork:

      Smile

      oil, gesso and marble dust on aluminium composite panel

      150 x 122 cm

      2023

      May 6, 2023

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE OMNIA ART PRIZE

      Belem Lett is a finalist in the 2023 Omnia Art Prize with his works 'These Peaks Watch Over You' and 'Eclipse'. The Omnia Art Prize is one of Australia’s premier art awards and exhibitions for contemporary art. Read more here.

      Artworks:

      These Peaks Watch Over You

      oil, clear primer on brushed aluminium composite panel

      150 x 120 cm

      2022


      Eclipse

      clear coat, acrylic, gesso, wood putty, screws, wood glue, pine

      82 x 42 x 28 cm

      2023

      March 28, 2023

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE

      Congratulations to Belem Lett who is a finalist in this year's Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize with his work 'Vertical Horizon'.

      Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser-known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

      READ MORE HERE

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      Vertical Horizon 2023
      Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
      122 x 94 cm

      February 28, 2023

      Belem Lett Featured on the Cover of Belle Magazine

      Belem Lett's bold artwork 'Move Me' (2022) is featured on the recent cover of Belle Magazine. Belem's piece celebrates the power of colour and is shown in an exclusive look inside interiors star Anna Spiro's home.

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      Move Me 2022
      Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
      122 x 94cm

      May 27, 2022

      Belem Lett WINS OMNIA ART PRIZE

      Congratulations to Belem Lett who has won the 2022 Omnia Art Prize for the most outstanding work in any medium.

      The prize was judged by Charlotte Day, Director of Monash University Museum of Art. The exhibition is open until 30th May at St. Kevins College, Toorak.

      READ MORE HERE

      This Sun Burns For Us 2022
      oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminum composite panel
      152 x 150cm

      May 6, 2022

      Belem Lett - SULMAN ART PRIZE FINALIST

      Congratulations to Belem Lett who is a finalist in the 2022 Sulman Art Prize.

      The Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist. Established within the terms of Sir John Sulman’s bequest, the prize was first awarded in 1936. Each year the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW invite a guest artist to judge this open competition. Finalists are displayed in an exhibition at the Gallery opening on the 14th of May.

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      Bending Over Backwards 2022
      oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
      150 x 125 cm

      February 26, 2022

      BELEM LETT - CHROME CITY: GROUP EXHIBITION, LOS ANGELES

      The main idea of this show is to speculate if Sydney, Australia, a sprawling conurbation of coastal and landlocked suburbs, has anything artistically in common with the metropolis of Los Angeles. I am also speculating that there is such a thing as Australian cool, which might reflect or correspond with a perception held that LA art is definitely cool. LA’s emergence as an important art city has been an ongoing matter for debate but has recently become cemented by the by appearance in LA of some major new art museums and international galleries.

      Artists: Ron Adams, Polly Borland, Chris Dolman, Belem Lett, Adam Norton, Philjames, Genevieve Felix Reynolds

      Durden & Ray, Los Angeles
      19 March - 9 April 2022

      Title: The River, 2022
      Medium: oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
      Size: 81 x 61 cm

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      February 25, 2022

      THE BLAKE PRIZE - CASULA POWERHOUSE

      The Blake Prize is one of Australia's longest standing and most prestigious prizes which encourages conversation about religion and spirituality through art and poetry.

      Belem Lett has been named as a finalist for the 67th Blake Prize, 2022.

      Title: Electric Dreams, 2021
      Medium: oil on aluminium composite panel
      Size: 152 x 150 cm

      READ MORE HERE

      February 8, 2022

      BELEM LETT - GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH ART PRIZE

      The Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize is inspired by the work of Abbotsleigh Old Girl and artist Grace Cossington Smith who made connections with her changing world through her drawing and painting.

      Congratulations to Belem Lett for being finalist in three Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize awards for 2022.

      Title: Wave Racer, 2021
      Medium: oil on aluminium composite panel
      Size: 110 x 80 cm

      READ MORE HERE

      February 8, 2022

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE HAZELHURST WORKS ON PAPER PRIZE

      The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a significant national biennial exhibition that promotes excellence and innovation in the field of art on paper. This year, Hazelhurst received over 700 entries from artists throughout Australia.

      Belem Lett has been selected to exhibit for the Art on Paper award 2022.

      Title: Sunflower, 2021
      Medium: oil, gesso on 12 sheets stonehenge paper
      Size: 228 x 228cm

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      June 9, 2021

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE BAYSIDE ART PRIZE

      Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

      The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community.

      Belem Lett's work 'Pineapples' 2019 is a finalist in this year's prize.

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      February 7, 2020

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE GLOVER PRIZE 2020

      The Glover Prize has announced its 42 finalists for 2020. These finalists represent the Judges’ selection of the best artworks of the Tasmanian landscape, chosen from the entrants coming from every Australian state and territory. These 42 artworks will be on display at the Glover Prize Exhibition at Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale, Tasmania during March this year.

      The judges for the Glover Prize 2020 are Queensland Art Gallery | Museum of Modern Art (QAGOMA) director, Chris Saines; Sydney artist, Fiona Lowry; Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) Senior Curator and Dark Mofo Associate Artistic Director, Jarrod Rawlins. The judges next task is to carefully narrow down the 42 finalists to choose the winner of the $50,000 cash prize. After its display at the exhibition, the John Glover Society Inc. will acquire the winning artwork for its collection.

      Belem Lett's work Burn Baby Burn 2020 has been selected as one of the finalists. The exhibition commences on 6 March, running from Saturday the 7th of March, 2020 and continuing until the end of the following weekend on Sunday the 15th of March, 2020, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale.

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      August 19, 2019

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE HAZELHURST WORK ON PAPER AWARD

      Since 2001 The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award has been a significant national biennial exhibition that aims to elevate the status of works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.

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      With prize money totalling $26,000, the Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15,000 major award; the Young & Early Career Artist and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Awards ($5,000 each); and the People’s Choice Award ($1,000), plus the Hazelhurst Preparator’s choice Residency Award.

      Image below: BELEM LETT 'Mountains of Madness' 2019, mixed media on paper, 148 x 110 cm

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      August 19, 2019

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE ARTHUR GUY PAINTING PRIZE

      Administered by Bendigo Art Gallery and held every two years, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize is designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists, awarding a generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000.

      Belem Lett is a finalist in the 2019 award.

      Image below: BELEM LETT 'Dip Me in the Water' 2019, oil on aluminium composite panel 163 x 122cm

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      May 14, 2019

      BELEM LETT AT HAZELHURST ART CENTRE

      RocoColonial

      4 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

      RocoColonial is a major artist-initiated project by Gary Carsley and presented by Hazelhurst Arts Centre in partnership with Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

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      ARTISTS: Brook Andrew | Tony Clark | Peter Cooley | Deborah Kelly | Belem Lett | Jennifer Leahy | Danie Mellor | Marc Newson | Técha Noble & Romance Was Born | Joan Ross | Justin Shoulder | Esme Timbery | Jenny Watson | Louise Zhang

      CARTOUCHES: Renjie Teoh

      Rococo and Colonial are often considered to be disparate, undisputable categories that neatly divide periods of time. This separation offers little opportunity to consider parallel histories - how similar or different things might be happening elsewhere or at the same time. RocoColonial is an exhibition that examines the overlap between Rococo and Colonial and begins by acknowledging that both can be intrinsically related and link Australia to a wider, speculative world of multiple, concurrent histories.

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      March 20, 2019

      AMBER WALLIS, BELEM LETT, LUCY O'DOHERTY AND SALLY ANDERSON IN 'The Whiteley at 20: Twenty Years of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship' AT S.H. ERVIN GALLERY

      22 March – 5 May 2019

      An exhibition of artworks by 20 young Australian artists celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, will be on view at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney from 22 March to 5 May 2019.

      The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship was established by Ms Beryl Whiteley (1917-2010) who generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, to provide young painters the opportunity to travel to Paris and explore Europe in order to develop their artistic practice. Since its inception in 1999, 20 young painters have followed in the footsteps if Brett Whiteley who won the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship in 1959.

      The exhibition features works by Sally Anderson, Alice Byrne, Mitch Cairns, James Drinkwater, Petrea Fellow, Becky Gibson, Nathan Hawkes, Alan Jones, Nicole Kelly, Belem Lett, Lucy O’Doherty, Wayde Owen, Timothy Phillips, Tom Polo, Ben Quilty, Karlee Rawkins, Samuel Wade, Amber Wallis, Natasha Walsh, and Marcus Wills, alongside the four paintings by Brett Whiteley that secured him the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship, displayed together for the first time since 1959.

      The exhibition presents the works by each artist that were entered and/ or won the scholarship, works resulting from their residency at the Cite Internationale des Art, Paris and recent work. The cohort of scholarship awardees features three artists who have gone on to win the Archibald Prize and many have now established themselves on the art scene and exhibit regularly.

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      February 28, 2019

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE GLOVER PRIZE 2019

      After receiving a record-breaking 482 entries this year and careful deliberation from the judges, the Glover Prize has announced its 42 finalists for 2019. These finalists represent the Judges’ selection of the best artworks of the Tasmanian landscape, chosen from the 482 entrants coming from every Australian state and territory, as well as a number of submissions from New Zealand, Italy, and the United Kingdom. These 42 artworks will be on display at the Glover Prize Exhibition at Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale, Tasmania during March this year.

      The judges for the Glover Prize 2019 are Art Fairs Australia CEO and director, Barry Keldoulis; Sydney artist Joan Ross; and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) director, Janet Carding. The judges next task is to carefully narrow down the 42 finalists to choose the winner of the $50,000 cash prize. After its display at the exhibition, the John Glover Society Inc. will acquire the winning artwork for its collection.

      Belem Lett's work The River Runs/The People Come has been selected as one of the finalists. The exhibition commences on the March long-weekend, running from Saturday the 9th of March, 2019 and continuing until the end of the following weekend on Sunday the 17th of March, 2019, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale.

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      October 4, 2018

      FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD 2018

      John Aslanidis, Belem Lett and Bridie Gillman are finalists in the 2018 Fisher's Ghost Award through Campbelltown Arts Centre.

      The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

      The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the Campbelltown Art Centre permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.

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      September 30, 2018

      BELEM LETT IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

      Belem Lett has won the UNSW Print Prize as part of the 2018 Paddington Art Prize with his work River Reflection (After Boyd) (pictured).

      The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it’s 15th year. In addition, UNSW Art & Design offers a selected artist the opportunity to create a limited edition print and a $3,000 prize.

      October 27, 2017

      BELEM LETT: FINALIST GLENFIDDICH ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PRIZE

      Belem Lett has been selected as one of five finalists in the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize for 2017.

      The Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize is now celebrating its fifteenth year. This program invites Australian artists to work and live for three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. The program offers the artist a residency prize valued at $21,000 as well as the opportunity to collaborate with other international artists in the historic and scenic Scottish highlands. 

      The finalists exhibition was held at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017.

      Image: '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

      BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE 2017 SALON DES REFUSÉS

      Congratulations to Belem Lett who has been names as a 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 the final 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.

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      November 28, 2016

      BELEM LETT, FINALIST IN THE BERMINGHAM PRIZE

      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.

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      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 LettBang (2015) oil on aluminum composite panel, pigment, resin 62 x 45 x 6 cm.

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