Multi-Disciplinary Artist with Art History Focus.
Experience of Academic Teaching and Research
Published Poet and Award-winning Songwriter
2013 - 2014 M.A. by Registered Project in Fine Art
Nottingham Trent University
Investigating art and design pedagogy through visual thinking.
(Awarded a Distinction)
2007-2008 PGCERT in Arts Practice
University Of Derby/Lincoln Collection
Funded by Arts Council
2003-2004 P.G.C.C.E. Teacher Training
University of Nottingham
1978-1981 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art 2.1 Fine Art Painting
Middlesex University (Hornsey College of Art)
My main interest is in the impact of technology on the arts especially in relation
to the rapid creation of distribution networks in the Victorian era. I am especially
interested in notions of a ‘sense of place’ and how this affected by technology.
I hope to develop my current research interests – sequential imagery pre-
cinema and illustration, the development of the railway and the spread of visual
and folk cultures in my future research.
Academic H.E. Teaching Experience
Nottingham Trent University 0.5 FTE
Sept 2008 - December 2015
Multimedia B.A. (Hons.) & ADMP Top Up and FdA Media Creatives
Web and Pervasive Media Specialism.
Teaching research skills/ dissertation modules and web related design and
design in general across a range of programmes including Graphic Design,
Theatre Design, DFTV and Multimedia.
Research Development (Early Career)
Staff Development M.A. by Registered Project in Fine Art investigating art and
design pedagogy through visual thinking.
For more info: http://www.shaunbelcher.com/research
Independent art and technology research: http://shaunbelcher.com/rpt
Member of Drawing Research Network (Loughborough University)
Member of J.A.R. (Journal of Art Research)
Conferences Attended (+ Papers Delivered)
2014 – 28th -29th march – Delivered paper on Dickens and Illustrator Seymour
to ‘Illustration and Narrative Construction‘ conference Paris Universite Paris-
2013 October 24th-27th Delivered visual presentation of ‘The art object in
search of new knowledge’ at DRN/Drawing and Cognition co-conference at
Columbia University and Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.
2013 July.10th-12th – Delivered paper at Film-Philosophy’ conference
Amsterdam on ‘Alexander Mann’s Gnats’.
2012 September 12th – 14th – Drawing and Cognition – STEAM Conference –
Wimbledon School of Art – Invited artist ‘Scriber’.
2012 September 11th and 12th – Drawing Research network Conference 2012 –
Loughborough University. Delivered a paper as cartoon of ‘Grey Ravens’.
2012 7th-8th Swansea University ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ conference. Paper
‘Frayling Categories’. Submitted to Sage new voices issue.
2012 March 2nd and 3rd - Mostyn Arts Centre – ‘With Humorous Intent’ –
Symposium – guest speaker.
2011 September 13th – East Midlands Post Graduate student conference –
‘Perspectives on landscape’. Poster on Track Transmedia project.
2011 July 7th Nottingham Trent Research Conference (Staff) – ‘Track’ M.A. RPT
BELCHER, S., 2010. Last Farmer., Salt modern voices series. London: Salt. ISBN
BELCHER, S., 2014. [Exhibition catalogue contribution]., Drawology. In:
Drawology. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE, pp. 4-5. ISBN
BELCHER, S., 1996. [Three poems].The ice horses: the second Shore Poets
Anthology. In: The ice horses: the second Shore Poets anthology. Edinburgh:
Scottish Cultural Press.
Chapter in book
BELCHER, S., 2014. Shaun Belcher and Moogee the art dog at Thinking Through
Drawing 2012., Thinking Through Drawing 2012: drawing in STEAM.
In: A. BREW, M. FAVA and A. KANTROWICZ, eds., Thinking Through Drawing
2012: drawing in STEAM. 123Draw in association with Loughborough University,
Teachers College, Columbia University and University of the Arts London, pp. 16-
BELCHER, S., 2012. Can grey ravens fly?: Beyond Frayling’s categories.,
Proceedings of the 2012 Drawing Research Network Conference (DRN 2012).,
2012 Drawing Research Network Conference (DRN 2012), Loughborough
University, Loughborough, 10-11 September 2012.
BELCHER, S.D., 2014. Can grey ravens fly? Beyond Frayling's categories., Arts
and Humanities in Higher Education. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education,
13 (3), pp. 235-242. ISSN 1474-0222
Professional or trade journal contribution
BELCHER, S., 2011. Has the internet changed the way we look at and criticize
art? An interview with Matthew Collings., Modern Matter Magazine. In: Modern
Matter Magazine. London: OMO Creates, pp. 64-69.
Funding and Awards
Goldfactory Arts Council GFA awards £5k x 2. 2007 -2009
(I was part of second bid and handled web presence and publicity.)
Arts Council England Award 2007
Fees paid for University of Derby PGCERT in Art Practice 2007-2008.
Claudia Scott: Song Lyric ‘The Devil’s House’ on album ‘Follow the Lines’ which
won Norwegian version of The Grammy. The Spellemann Award for Country
Album of the year. http://www.claudiascott.com/
R.I.B.A. Poetry commission for Edwin Smith Photographs exhibition at R.I.B.A.
Gallery London- November 2014
James Elkins - Illustrations to individual chapters in 2nd
edition of ‘Artists with
Phds’. May 2014.
Elkins, J.(2014) Artists with PhDs: On the new doctoral degree in studio art, 2nd
edn, New York: New Academia Publishing
"Shaun Belcher's visualizations of the issues surrounding 'knowledge' and
'research' in PhDs done 'in' and 'through' art practice are exemplary. I know this
partly because I have seen some of them, and partly because he is an
indefatigable and careful reader of the enormous literature on the subject. I
have learned a lot from his comments and from the texts he's found; he'll be
cited extensively in the next edition of the book 'Artists with PhDs'."
James Elkins Reference 2013
Peter Astor – Songbox (Cd ltd edition) Illustration. August 2011
The Weather Prophets – Album Covers 1985-1988 (Creation Records and
WEA/Elevation) ‘She Comes from the Rain’ appeared in Roger Dean ‘Best Album
Covers of Year’ 1988.
Moogee the Art Dog cartoon in Times Higher Education article
‘Blurring the lines between art and research’ - March 7, 2013.
Commissioned AXIS rants articles 2007 :
Various reviews of poetry from The Guardian (Ruth Fainlight) and small
magazines and online.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Reviewer (online), Bucketfull of Brains, Hearsay and created
and ran Flyinshoes Songwriter Webzine 1999 -2004
Flyinshoes Webzine Archive
Various music reviews of Trailer Star records from music magazines and
Nottingham Evening Post.
Fine Art Projects - Reviews and articles
Fine Art Projects
Various public-facing exhibitions, workshops and projects
Goldfactory Art research space http://www.goldfactory.org.uk/
Arts Council funded research space I ran for two years with artist Paul Matosic
Fine Art Exhibitions
2008 July – Moogee the Art Dog at Goldfactory Contemporary, Nottingham
1988 Solo show. Square Gallery, Highgate, London.
1986 Hornsey Library, London
1985 Actors Institute Islington, London
2015 Lady Bay Arts Festival
2015 October: ‘Drawology’ - Coventry: Lanchester Gallery
2014 November ‘Drawology’ – Bonington Gallery – Nottingham Trent University
2014 November Nottingham Open: Castle Nottingham
2014 May Lady Bay Arts Festival
2012 October Nottingham Open: Castle Nottingham
2012 October Crocus Gallery Nottingham : Drawing Project show.
2012 September 10th – 11th Drawing Research Network curated Digital
Exhibition to coincide with Conference.
2010 November 27th – December 4th ‘The Public is not Invited’ Group Show
Nottingham (part of Sideshow to Brit Art Show).
2008 July 17 – 20, Group show ‘Penned’ Artscape,Baltimore U.S.A.
in the Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center, Maryland Institute College of Art
2008 May – Lincoln Collection ‘Connect’ group show
2008 April – ‘Drawing Out’ staff group show Nottingham Trent University
2007 Lady Bay, Nottingham, Arts & Gardens Festival - Invited Artist
2006 ‘TYPO’ Group Show Gold Factory @ New College Nottingham (Curator)
2006 ‘Paint & Print’ Show Harding House Gallery Lincoln
2005 Egerton Studio Group, Nottingham, Open Studios
2004 Egerton Studio Group, Nottingham, Open Studios
2003 Lady Bay Open Studios, Nottingham
1999 3-Jay Group Show,Christchurch College, Oxford Artweek.
1992 ‘Tems’ Group Show,Bampton Town Hall, Oxon.
1992 Friend’s Meeting House , Banbury
1991 Rocket Press, Blewbury, Oxon.
1989 Pyramid Arts, Dalston, London.
1988 Drawings with Martin Jolly. Square Gallery, Highgate, London.
1987 12 Young Artists. Square Gallery, Highgate, London.
2007 Digital Maps Project with environmental artist Paul Matosic
2006 Cabaret Pink performance – music plus interactive visuals by Moongold
2003 Moon over the Downs Tribute CD in aid of Cancer Research UK (Various
1991 St Martins M.A. Illustration show – Laura Stenhouse Stone lithograph
prints -Shaun Belcher lyrics and poems.
Community Arts Projects and Scribing
Thinking through Drawing Conference: Wimbledon College of Art 2012
NCN Workshop in aid of Epilepsy Action and National Doodle Day 2012
Framework city academy ‘drugs’ project 2006
Framework county digital imaging and film 2006
City Arts: Artist-in-residence 2005
Double Impact Website and Graphic Design 2004-6
Lady Bay Dragon Primary School art workshops 2003
Further information on Community Arts activity:
Further song lyrics, journalism and research documents available on SCRIBD
Personal website: http://www.shaunbelcher.com