Sheffield’s inaugural Pub Scrawl in 2012 clearly captured the imagination of the public judging by the fact that all places on the guided tours for this Sunday’s repeat event have already been snapped up.
Artist Pete McKee, whose brainchild was the event marrying 10 Sheffield artists (or collectives) with 10 of city centre bars, is encouraging people to create their own pub scrawl by going to all ten venues or just selecting their favourites.
The idea is that the artist will create artwork in their designated venue, using it as a canvas which could be anything from hanging a picture on the wall to a visual installation.
Each venue will be different creating an exciting atmosphere within the city.
Pete McKee will be exhibiting in one of his favourite watering holes, Fagans on Brook Hill. The other artists are India Hobson at DaDa, Trippet Lane; Human Studio, Bungalows and Bears, Division Street; 65daysofstatic, Great Gatsby, Division Street; Nick Deakin and Tom J Newell, Forum, Devonshire Street; In the Nursery and Anthony Bennett, Green Room, Devonshire Street; Studio Binky, Washington, Fitzwilliam Street; Jo Peel, The Bowery, Devonshire Street; James Green, Bath Hotel, Victoria Street; and Jonathan Wilkinson, The Harley, Glossop Road.
All venues are free to enter to anyone over the age of 18 and the event is open from 4.30pm till 11pm
In order for the Pub Scrawl guided tours to move around, some of the venues will be closed to non-tour members at certain times - The Harley between 4.30pm and 6pm, The Green Room from 6.30pm to 9pm, The Great Gatsby, 6pm-9pm and Fagans between 4.30pm and 6pm and 9pm and 10.30pm.
“Pubs are a great place to show work, although this particular event will be more of an experience than an exhibition,” said Pete McKee.