A painting depicting Taylor&Emmet’s 150-year history is being enjoyed by thousands of people across the city, as part of a Joe Scarborough retrospective.
The original work is one of more than 60 paintings by the revered local artist currently on display in the ‘Life in the Big Village’ exhibition at Weston Park Museum.
Our painting was commissioned 12 years ago, after the opportunity arose in a charity auction for Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. Mr Scarborough spent several months researching the firm’s background with the help of former partners and it features our offices, past and present, alongside a number of local landmarks.
The piece, which is usually on display at our Arundel Gate headquarters, is currently on loan to Museums Sheffield until the retrospective ends in November.
Facilities manager, Lee Stacey, said: “When we heard the first major Joe Scarborough retrospective for 25 years was being organised by Museums Sheffield, we jumped at the chance to take part. We are very proud to own an original piece by such a popular local artist and it brings pleasure to visitors to our office daily. However, it is a real joy to see it sitting alongside other works, celebrating not only the talent of such a prolific painter, but also his unique take on life in our home city.”
We also appear in a second painting within the Scarborough collection, a 2006 piece entitled ‘Things we do for Weston Park Hospital.’ The firm is one of a number of local institutions to feature, recognising our support of the specialist cancer centre.
The Joe Scarborough retrospective is free to visit and runs until November 24.