"In my day we didn’t need a global pandemic to holiday at home." - Pete McKee
Created for Pete's 2022 Don't Adjust Your Mindset exhibition this work looks at the past to examine the present. Although the term “staycation” predates the pandemic, it was used more than ever during lockdown. The artist was prompted to create this piece while reflecting on how holidaying at home is now marketed.
Set in the 1970s, a couple wait for a coach early in the morning. Pete went on these low budget holidays throughout his childhood, specifically staying at caravan sites “...because they were cheap and cheerful.”
“The idea of working-class people going abroad for their holidays back then was fantastical. [...] Camping was probably the most basic level, then it’d be caravans, B&Bs, and finally, the absolute pinnacle of indulgence: a seafront hotel with full bed and board. A staycation for us just meant a holiday. I find it so funny how staycation trips have been marketed to mean something completely different. Nowadays you’re slumming it if you haven’t got a Jacuzzi and a gastro pub around the corner.”
Unframed Art Print:
Small: 40cm x 56cm
Large: 50cm x 70cm
Printed on high-quality paper with a 5cm white border.
Delivery in 3 - 5 days
Collection in-store within 1 - 4 days
Framed Art Print:
Small: 43cm x 59cm (approx)
Large: 53cm x 73cm (approx)
Mounted in a bespoke glass, black angled frame by our local framer.
Waiting time: 7-10 days; additional 2-3 days for delivery.
Latest from the world of McKee
After 14 fantastic years the McKee Gallery on Sharrow Vale Road will be moving to a new location at Leah’s Yard in Sheffield's city centre. To celebrate this, the gallery will be holding a special...
Pete has some exciting news to share with you. Next year he will be moving the McKee gallery, which has stood on Sharrow Vale Road for over 13 years to the new Leah’s Yard development in Sheffield ...
New McKee collection, available this Friday! It is that time of year again, when Pete releases his Autumn / Winter products. We are really excited to share this year’s collection which features so...