Local artists join Pete McKee exhibition

Posted by: Paul Stimpson
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Legendary Sheffield artist announces more details for new This Class Works exhibition

Pete McKee has announced more details for his new exhibition, This Class Works, with a number of local artists joining the line up. 


The legendary Sheffield artist has invited artists, musicians, actors and poets to contribute their own interpretation of the exhibition's theme: working class culture. 


The featured artists include: Anthony Bennett, JB Barrington, Jo Peel, Jon McClure, Martyn Ware, Maxine Peake, Natasha Bright, Sarah Jane Palmer and Tish Murtha. McKee has also invited several designers and illustrators to complete a special brief for the exhibition, including Cafeteria, Dust, Field, Nick Bax, Jon Cannon, Kid Acne, Patrick Murphy, Nick Deakin and Peter and Paul.

Pete McKee said: “I've always enjoyed working with other artists to achieve the realisation of some of my ideas and for this exhibition I've taken that one step further by asking some incredible artists to produce their own work for this show.


"I originally came up with the concept for the show as I was recuperating from my transplant last year. I wanted other artists to be a part of the show and make sure there was plenty of incredible work to see.”

The following events have been confirmed for the exhibition:


- Live sculpting by Anthony Bennett

- Soundscapes that reflect the atmosphere of industrial sites and other places of work by Martyn Ware


- Written accounts of what it means to be working class from Maxine Peak


- Photography exploring both social clubs which still exist to this day by Natasha Bright

This Class Works, 92 Burton Road on 14 - 29 July. Tickets are available now and are priced at £5 per person, head here for more information


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