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Pete McKee announces new book and pop-up galleries

Celebrated Sheffield artist Pete McKee will be releasing a new book, ‘Council Skies’, in June alongside a short UK tour. 


‘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 petemckee.com 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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