Lost Nottingham 2018: NPF and Open Studios 2018

Lost Nottingham was a illustration/poetry project for Nottingham Poetry Festival 2018. It was also shown in Open Studios in May 2018.

The three banners were shown at Jermy & Westerman bookshop on Mansfield Road in April 2018 which has now sadly closed.

The theme was famous people and their connection to Nottingham that may be little known.

Here photos of the works. The actual poems can be found at

Poetry banners at 3rd Space Studio May 2018

Upwards of Summer : The missing paintings re-painted July 2016

Summer re-painted July 2016
Summer 2 July 2016

After the paintings below were lost to oil degradation I received a request from singer-songwriter Ralegh Long to use the images on his new LP called ‘Upwards of Summer’. I repainted the images and Ralegh used one on the Lp released in Summer 2017 pics below of launch at Rough Trade Nottingham.

Two canvases – Lady Bay May 2014


newart'Punky' 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 24" £300

These two canvases were painted in may last year before the Lady Bay ‘Moogee’ show. They were shown but in a hallway but many people may have missed them.

I did not put online at time as they been at my friend Stephe’s from last May until recently. I forgot about them when I submitted to the Open. They may indicate where I headed in the new sequence I will be working on for this year’s Lady Bay show. Again it will be at 117 Holme Road 🙂

newart2'Paradise' 24" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas 2014    £300

‘Back to the Red Barn’ – Uncollected works



Red Barn 2005 watercolour and pencil on paper 24" x 36" £200

I have just completed a complete archive of work from 1975-2000. 25 years of strange stuff indeed. In the process I found some images that had slipped the net when creating this current catalogue so here they are.

Here a watercolour form 2005 and two drawings from Egerton Studio in 2004.

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survey'Youlgreave' Watercolour and pencil on paper 24" x 36" £200

James Elkins: Artists with PhDs illustrations

These are the final dozen illustrations as delivered to James Elkins for his 2nd Edition of Artists with Phds book (Published May 2014). It enabled me to successfully complete my M.A. by registered project for which I received a distinction in January 2014.

My thanks to James Elkins for a ‘revealing’ experience although I maybe now know more than I need to about Fine Art Phds and their academic validity:-)

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Research: TTD STEAM Wimbledon September 2012: Mostyn Llandudno March 2012

Most of this summer when not dealing with my mother’s passing on 8th June has been spent working on presentations for a series of conferences. Full details available on my Research Blog

This has arisen from the drawn analysis of research I have been doing. Examples above. Full sequence of Moogee V Frayling available on blog or academia edu : http://nottinghamtrent.academia.edu/ShaunBelcher

I was also asked to be a ‘live scriber’ at the STEAM conference at Wimbledon College of Art and presented Moogee cartoons at a Humour conference at Mostyn, Llandudno in March 2012.

New Studio Space: January 2012

The new year 2012 from January – April I shared a space in the studio as the main building was infected with a hideous black mould. It wasn’t until April that the problem sorted and the rebuild of studio happened. I then took over the space I currently in. This has been the first time in my life I have had a dedicated room for painting in 🙂 I was also asked to create a show for NCN in march so I drew a whole new set of Moogee cartoons on two themes – The Modern Art School and Modern Art World.

Moogee at Goldfactory July 2008

Well post ‘Connect’ I let rip for a week in the Goldfactory space ( the empty space I left when I decamped briefly to the City Arts project then swapped into Mik Godley’s old space). We used the empty spaces to stage some very successful ‘art research’ shows  and I created the Goldfactory website and managed the project along with Paul Matosic.

For my research space month I worked directly on to the large end wall creating highly controversial cartoons attacking everything I could think of especially ACE and academia ironically as it responded by giving me a permanent post that Autumn.

Suit of Nettles: Collection July 2008

I was struggling to focus on the Lincoln/Derby CONNECT course financed by the Arts Council as I was fast learning how to survive in academia.

I finally pulled together (literally) a show based around a collection of recorded songs in the manner of Daniel Johnston’s shows and performances.

I painted 12 canvasses in a weekend each an ‘illustration’ of a song on the CD. To bulk out a fairly weak bunch of paintings I dressed in character for the private view and played a ‘fake’ vinyl copy of the record in the foyer. The really cutting Moogee cartoons were put on hold as ‘not suitable for a public space’ and I did not want to offend the staff at The Collection who were much nicer and more knowledgeable than the course academics to be honest. I played a part and walked away not having upset anybody.

The record ‘Suit of Nettles’ and can be heard and seen here :

I did play one gig as ‘Trailer Star’ as part of an ACE funded event at the Oldknows building later that summer.