Home is where the art is

Jill Wall of Broomgrove Nursing Home with some of the art that adornes the walls of the home.
Jill Wall of Broomgrove Nursing Home with some of the art that adornes the walls of the home.
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ONE of Sheffield’s most extensive – but least known – art collections has gone on display in the city’s only charitable-status care home.

When former Master Cutler Neil Turner died in December, aged 69, he had been collecting paintings for 30 years.

Those paintings were to adorn the walls of Broomgrove Nursing Home, for which he was trust chairman for three decades.

In total the collection of nearly 100 paintings, by celebrated local artists including Alan Ingham, David Morgan and Wendy Reeves, is still on display at the home just off Ecclesall Road.

Jill Wall, manager of the home, said: “Staff and residents have always loved the stunning art that adorns the walls here.

“We’re hoping to carry on Neil’s tradition and keep a rolling programme of art on our walls as it’s so popular with both staff and residents.

“As well as paintings we have some lovely photographs of local beauty spots, taken by talented local amateur photographers.”

Broomgrove’s charitable status means every penny of surplus it makes is ploughed back into improving the standard of care for patients and residents.