Pete McKee to host book signing at Ambulo

Celebrated Sheffield artist Pete McKee is marking the release of his new book ‘Council Skies’ with a book signing at Ambulo – the city centre cafe recently opened by Matt Helders and James O’Hara

The book has been described by Pete as the most comprehensive collection of Pete’s work since he began painting in 2004. To pre-order the book and ensure it is signed by the man himself, you must be able to collect the book from Ambulo in Sheffield on Thursday 11 July at your chosen time when you purchase the book from here. Pete will then sign your copy on collection.

‘Council Skies’ is a collection of McKee’s work over the last 15 years, from his early sketch work right through to images from his most recent exhibitions. It features a foreword from award-winning writer and author of ‘Austerity Bites: A Journey To The Sharp End of Cuts In The UK’ Mary O’Hara and an introduction from Dr Susan McPherson, lecturer in Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University.

To coincide with the release of the book, McKee will be opening three pop-up galleries in three different cities. The exhibitions will combine a mixture of classic and new work, including images designed especially for each location reflecting each cities’ vibrancy and heritage. The tour stops-off in Brighton (14-18 June), Birmingham (4-7 July) and Nottingham (24-27 July).

Pete said: “I’m so excited to open these pop-up galleries in these wonderful locations. I’m always wanting to do something creative in as many UK cities as possible, so I’m really happy to be resuming this mission in 2019! You never know you might even see the odd street mural appear near you!”

‘Council Skies’ will be released on 14 June and will be available to order at and the pop-up galleries.

McKee Brighton
Friday 14 – Tuesday 18 June 10am – 6pm
ONCA, 14 St George’s Pl, Brighton BN1 4GB

McKee Birmingham
Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 July 10am – 6pm
Arch 21, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA

McKee Nottingham
Wednesday 24 – Sunday 27 July 10am – 7pm
Floor 1, Rough Trade Nottingham, 5 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ

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