Sheffield’s legendary artist Joe Scarborough last week unveiled his latest work, which captures the old and modern Attercliffe.
“This painting is a fantastic celebration of the achievements at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, capturing the essence of Attercliffe both past and present.”
Joe was commissioned to produce a major piece to mark the completion of the first development phase at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park which has attracted over £100m in public and private sector investment.
The artwork includes the centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) which was designed by HLM Architects. The AWRC co-locates business, industry and the public sector to work collaboratively to develop innovations to help people move and improve the nations quality of life, using Sheffield as a living lab.
Joe said the painting, which he described as being ‘in motion’, reflects the development of Attercliffe.
Several organisations associated with the Park joined together to commission the painting and we were thrilled to be asked to support this and delighted to receive a signed copy from Joe himself at the unveiling last week which will be in pride of place at our Sheffield Studio.
Delia Harmston, Studio Lead – who accepted the print from Joe said; “This painting is a fantastic celebration of the achievements at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, capturing the essence of Attercliffe both past and present.
The AWRC is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the population, seeking research led solutions for societal changes and innovations that help people move more.
We are delighted to be part of the collaborative team who realised this vision and we continue to support the regeneration in the area. We are looking forward to celebrating Sheffield’s contribution to the Olympics and Paralympics at the Olympic Legacy in Action Dinner in September.”
Richard Caborn, Legacy Park Ltd Chair, said; “Joe Scarborough has brilliantly captured a milestone moment at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park as we reach completion of the first phase of development which has attracted over £100m of investment.
“One of the great successes of the Park has been the support, commitment and collaborative working of our partners, helping us develop Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park over the last few years and truly demonstrating Olympic legacy in action.
“I’m delighted so many of our partners were able to join us in commissioning the artwork to recognise and celebrate that achievement.”
Created following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to deliver whole population improvements in health and wellbeing, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is the only legacy park outside an Olympic host city anywhere in the world.
A total of 100 limited edition prints of the painting will be available to purchase at Joe Scarborough Art – Paintings, Art , Prints and Merchandise
The original painting will initially be hosted at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and, in the future, will move around Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to different venues.