Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is currently on display in Abu Dhabi and after being bought for a record £335m.

Yesterday, a group of passionate artists, singers, poets and painters finished hanging a wonderful piece of art that was previously revealed at an event on Saturday the 3rd of March at Mexborough Business Centre.

This stunning painting, created by award winning local artist, Adam Berry was painted and subsequently revealed, in a collaboration with singer/songwriter, Mick Jenkinson, who’s album, ‘songs of our town’ depicts the painting on its front cover. Adam Berry, based in a Doncaster, has had various successes through commissions and exhibitions across the UK and America. He is an exciting up and coming artist, whose paintings are expected to sell for £1000’s.

The album it covers is aptly an historical look at local characters that made an impression during their time. The songs capture some lovely and humorous about unsung heros and heroins of Doncaster and Mexborough, celebrating their forgotten stories and bringing their adventures back to life again through music.

The painting, of Cusworth Hall steps, looking out across the lake towards Doncaster, captures the minster and the familiar line of the city tower blocks. It’s a beautiful representation of a well loved local landscape, visible beyond the stillness of the lake, luring you further into the scene, the longer you look.

The possible suggestion of re-discovery and hidden perspective could explain the synergy between the album and the picture. Mexborough Business Centre are very proud to welcome both.

Ian Parks, a well known local poet and host of ‘Read to Write poetry’, (who meet at the business centre every Tuesday at 7.00pm), organised the project, which was specially commissioned and funded by ‘write up our street’.

Mick Jenkinson, Ian Parks and Sharon Richards, a professional singer perform at unveiling artwork created by award winning local artist, Adam Berry. at Mexborough Business Centre
Mick Jenkinson, Ian Parks and Sharon Richards, a professional singer perform at Mexborough Business Centre

The concert performed at the big reveal on Saturday included Mick Jenkinson, Ian Parks and Sharon Richards, a professional singer who heads up Bentley Community Choir.

Mexborough Business Centre are always delighted to support local arts and their rich heritage, especially through this group of talented individuals! Drinks for everyone were provided on the evening through a ticket system and Tracy Dawson, who attended the event, won a free copy of the album in a raffle draw.

The painting will hang at Mexborough Business Centre for public viewing for the next 3 months, after which time, it will be moved to Cusworth Hall, to Doncaster theatre and then onto Balby library. Everyone is welcome to pop into reception and ask to have a look.

“Songs of our town” was produced at Keith Angel’s ‘Wavelength Studios’ and can be purchased at Doncaster Tourist Information Centre.

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