McKee announces new book signing in SheffieldPosted by: Ashley Birch
Popular Sheffield artist Pete McKee is marking the release of his new book ‘Council Skies’ with a special signing at Ambulo
To celebrate the release of Council Skies, Pete McKee will host several signings around the UK in conjunction with his pop-up gallery tour.
As well as signings in Brighton, Birmingham and Nottingham, there will be a hometown event at Sheffield city-centre venue Ambulo, the Millenium Gallery’s recently opened café co-owned by Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
Council Skies offers the most comprehensive overview of the artist’s work since he began painting in 2004, featuring never before seen sketches and over seventy colour illustrations of the artist’s work to date.
Pete McKee said: “I’m really proud of this book because I fought long and hard to stand on my own two feet and declare I was an artist. Council Skies represents my childhood, love of music, fashion, the working class, family and life’s simple pleasures.
“I set myself strict parameters regarding my artistic process and the basic materials I use. I’m grateful I’ve been able to stick with these constants whilst developing my style over the years which I think the book demonstrates.”
The book is released on 14 June and features a foreword from award-winning social affairs 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 pre order the book and get it signed by Pete, you must be able to collect the book from Ambulo on 11 July. For more info and to pre order visit McKee’s website here.