For his up-and-coming exhibition, ‘This Class Works’, Pete Mckee has invited a selection of fellow artists, musicians, actors, designers, photographers and poets to share their work. Each contributor will offer their own unique interpretation of the exhibition’s themes, which aim to explore and celebrate the lives of the working class.
The featured artists include: Anthony Bennett, JB Barrington, Jo Peel, Jon McClure, Martyn Ware, Maxine Peake, Natasha Bright, Sarah Jane Palmer and Tish Murtha, whose work will be shown alongside Pete’s.
In addition to these artists Pete has invited several designers and illustrators to complete a special brief for the exhibition. Those included in this special project are: Cafeteria, Dust, Field, Nick Bax, Jon Cannon, Kid Acne, Patrick Murphy, Nick Deakin and Peter & Paul.
Although most of the work will be kept secret until the exhibition opens, we can reveal that the following will be included: live sculpting, poetry inspired by Pete’s paintings, a visual history of Sheffield’s industry pubs, soundscapes that reflect the atmosphere of industrial sites and other places of work, written accounts of what it means to be working class, photography exploring both social clubs, which still exist to this day, and unemployed youth, an insight into a day in the life on a typical council estate and a special selection of long-lost government propaganda.
All of this work in addition to Pete’s new series of paintings will be on display at 92 Burton Road, Sheffield, S3 8BX, from the 14th to the 29th of July. Tickets are available now and are priced at £5 per person; the ticket also includes a copy of the exhibition programme. Children under 12 can attend for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.