shaun belkcher at 3rd space

Shaun Belcher is an abstract painter interested in what De Kooning called the 'slipping glimpse' and part of a tradition that includes Hodgkin and Klee, Miro and Gorky.

He has published poetry and written songs and has more country records than most. Currently unemployable and doing a PhD in jazz record illustration and civil rights.




2013 – 2014 M.A. by Registered Project in Fine Art
Nottingham Trent University

Thesis: Investigating art and design pedagogy through visual thinking.   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


Art Research Interests

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

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Fine Art Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2016 October: Abstracts - Doctors Orders
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

2019 May: DECADE: 3rd Space Studios at Surface Gallery
2018 May: 3rd Space Open Studios
2017 May: 3rd Space Open Studios
2017 May: Lady Bay Arts Festival
2015 May: 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:


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Shaun Belcher / Zenon Gradkowski / Jane Gill / Daniel Hunt / Steven Ingman / Stephen Jon / Antonietta Sacco /
Anne Standing / Gabriel Tejada / Linda Wallis

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