Entrepreneurship, growth, crisis, war and casualties: this area has been through everything over the past few centuries. What began with the oil and hulling mills of Noury and van der Lande in 1838 grew into an area full of energy, innovation and renewal now known as S/park. Artist Johan Moorman has brought this eventful history together in his colourful mural.
Johan Moorman finds inspiration in retro-futuristic images, architecture, music and technological innovation. With his distinctive illustrative style, he leads the viewer from the Noury and van der Lande windmills and the historic building known as the “The Three Herrings” to the chemistry of AkzoNobel (now Nouryon) and further through the open doors of the innovation incubator S/park: a place for start-ups, students and researchers.
The mural is a colourful illustration of the chemistry happening at the Zutphenseweg. It’s a chemistry between people, where different groups are connected, and innovative minds work together on chemical and technological innovations that prepare us for the future. The mural lets us see that exciting and interesting things are happening at S/park, while, at the same time, the safety of people and the environment always comes first. The mural was made possible by a gift in connection with the 50th anniversary of the Wesselings-Van Breemen Foundation.