Belem Lett wins Brett Whiteley Scholarship - Art Collector

Belem Lett, refraction 2.0. Ink, pigment, soft pastel, charcoal on unprimed
canvas. Collection of the artist. Courtesy: the artist and AGNSW

31 August 2010 | Twenty-three-year-old Belem Lett has won the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship for his work, refraction 2.0. He receives $25,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

The residency will be a good fit for Lett, who is currently interested in the urban landscape. “I am interested in the industrial and the connection between the way we build the environment around us and the way in which we can construct an image of this space within the medium of drawing and painting,” he says.

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists between 20 and 30 years of age.

Lett was selected from a field of 99 entries by a judging panel including the Art Gallery of New South Wales director Edmund Capon and curator Barry Pearce.

Jane O'Sullivan