The Star’s the star as Harrisons star starts out in art

Jubby Taylor with work
Jubby Taylor with work
0
Have your say

To another historic, if somewhat different, exhibition...

The former front man of Sheffield rock band Harrisons, Jubby Taylor, always had aspirations of cutting it as a star. But, for his latest crack at creative recognition, he’s been cutting from The Star.

The musician-turned-record-shop-assistant-turned-artist has used headlines chopped from his favourite newspaper to create a series of stunning pictures depicting the Sheffield Blitz of December 1940.

Now the three collages – including this one – will go on show at The Forum bar in Devonshire Street next month. It follows a debut exhibition of 20 paintings at the same venue which completely sold out. All those works were based on song titles.

“But I wanted to be even more ambitious for this one,” says the 29-year-old father-of-one of Hillsborough. “When I turned to art after music I had no idea people would take to my work like they have done and when that first exhibition sold out I was amazed. For this new exhibition I wanted to focus on Sheffield’s past. The Blitz leapt out at me. I used The Star headlines from the time to create the images because the paper has been so important in recording our history.”

Exhibition runs July 1 to August 11.