POMA Arts presents a new project for 2018
A WORD AND IMAGE PROJECT BY SHAUN BELCHER
I intend to produce a series of poems and illustrations in the manner of Julia Wetz’s Tenements, Towers and Trash project in New York.
I also inspired by SETH’s glorious work.
The original mechanics cinema now near what now the YMCA building. Corner of Burton Street.
Each illustration will be accompanied by a poem on the building depicted. I may make ten such images if lucky by April 21st-28th when Jermy & Westerman bookshop have kindly said I can display the works with a special opening view on Saturday 21st pm and maybe a reading with other poets on the final Saturday of the festival the 28th depending on NPF timetable clashes etc.
The project is the beginning of a bigger ‘Lost Nottingham’ project that might open up to involve other artists and poets if funding can be found as I do not have the resources or enough years left to cover all of Nottingham.
Following on from the successful inaugural reading event at Jermy & Westerman Secondhand Bookshop I am pleased to announce that Neil Fulwood and Alan Baker will be our guests on Wednesday 31st May 6.30-8.30 pm.
Refreshments once again will be available.
Here photos from the reading event at Doctor’s Orders Micropub ‘Talking to the Wall’ where poems contributed to the open submission were read by a group of poets who took part. This was added to the official events in this year’s highly successful Poetry Festival
Here photos of the event…
POMA ARTS and Jermy & Westerman second-hand bookshop present
Rosie Garner and Shaun Belcher reading from their Salt publications
‘The Rain Diaries’ and ‘Last Farmer’.
5-7pm Wednesday 26th April 2017
at 203 Mansfield Road
Poetry reading commences 5.30 p.m.
Alongside my reading at Jermy & Westerman with Rosie Garner I have started an impromptu ‘Poetry Wall’ at Doctor’s Orders Micropub …contributions welcome go to the facebook page for the event here..
Hopefully if we can get the target 50 poems we can make a pamphlet and/or have a open mic event too:-)
In November 2014 I was commissioned to write a poem to accompany the Edwin Smith Photography exhibition at RIBA
The poem cam be read here:
EDWIN SMITH POEM: CATCHING LIGHT
More on the poem and recordings of poets reading here:
APPLES AND SNAKES
Moogee the Doodle Dog assisted the following research project by drawing the outcomes of some co-design sessions on this VAX sponsored project under Professor Tim Cooper.
The images remain property of NTU / Vax and are therefore not displayed here.
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:-)
Available from Amazon here:
Wall of Moogee drawings created whilst conference in process.
Download the related publication HERE
Thinking Through Drawing
2012 March March 5th -16th
Moogee’s Biting the hand that feeds – in aid of Epilepsy Action and National Doodle Day
Photos of the Workshop with NCN students during show
ConText was a fully realised book with illustrations by the participants written, edited and bound in a single day with four writers from Inside Out working as a team with 15 inmates of HMP Whatton.
The session ended with inmates reading from the hot off the press publication and Rosie Garner should be congragulated for leading this one day event.
Inside Out are keen to run this event again.
Contact through this website.
A project with drug and alcohol recovery participants to utilise recovery experience in assembling a collage artwork reflecting users experience.
Included creative writing and image manipulation as well as construction skills.
Exhibited at Waterstones Gallery September 2006
Received full page coverage in Nottingham Evening Post
Series of workshops using digital imaging (‘Mansfield’ project) and film (‘Newark’ project) working with Framework Housing Academy County.
Paticipants used digital video and cameras to capture local scenes then edited the results into a large collage and a music video.
Results exhibited top floor gallery at Waterstones and received write up in the Nottingham Evening Post see previous post.
‘Mansfield’ 5′ x 8′ Collage
a city council/ library services and arts council england funded project to bring creative writing workshops to prisoners in sherwood prison nottingham
I delivered a variety of 3 hour workshops at intervals over the year
using writing exercises including memories and music and songwriting.
(For legal reasons no images no images were taken)
No not a prison this time but a lovely big old converted warehouse off Radford Boulevard that City Arts moved into some time in 2005 I think. I along with six or more other artists were given free studio space in return for interacting with users and contributing to City Arts.
These photos taken at the time.
City Arts now on same road as Nottingham Writers Studio in Hockley.