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Personal Profile

Multi-Disciplinary Artist with specialist Transmedia 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.   Distinction (81%)

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




Research Interests


My current interests include drawing as a means of exploring art research, performative drawing and music and painting as interrelated fields.


I also have a poetry-centred place-related interest is in the impact of technology on the arts especially in relation to current pervasive media and its
antecedents in the rapid creation of distribution networks in the Victorian era.
I hope to develop my current diverse range of research interests – sequential imagery pre-cinema and illustration, folk cultures, song-writing
and the effect of technological progress on the arts – in my future research hopefully to PhD level.


Academic H.E. Teaching Experience

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Trent University 0.5 FTE

Sept 2008 – December 2015
Courses Taught

Multimedia B.A. (Hons.) & ADMP Top Up and FdA Media Creatives

Web and Pervasive Media Specialism.
Principal Duties

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.

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For separate Transmedia research go to

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-Diderot.

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 Transmedia presentation.




Authored Book

BELCHER, S., 2010. Last Farmer., Salt modern voices series. London: Salt. ISBN



Book contribution

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. 16-30.Conference contribution

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.


Journal articles

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.


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 AstorSongbox (Cd ltd edition) Illustration. August 2011


The Weather ProphetsAlbum 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 :


Poetry Reviews

Various reviews of poetry from The Guardian (Ruth Fainlight) and small magazines and online.

Music Reviews

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

Arts Council funded research space I ran for two years with artist Paul Matosic

Fine Art Exhibitions

Solo Shows

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


Group Shows

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 Artists)
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: