In what the artist insists will be his last exhibition about his home city, Pete McKee is putting on The Joy of Sheff for one day only on Saturday at the Blue Shed on Brightside Lane.
It is his biggest and most ambitious exhibition to date with the artist tackling other media, like sculpture, film and ceramics in addition to his popular distinctive paintings.
“I haven’t had a proper exhibition in Sheffield for almost five years so wanted to set that straight with massive love of Sheffield, its people and its places and the memories it holds for us all,” he says.
“Sheffielders are very proud of their city but also very self deprecating. This exhibition plays on both those characteristics and will be very tongue in cheek. I want to play on the mythology of Sheffield, its proud heritage and its characters.
“It will be my last exhibition about Sheffield. I want people who visit to feel they have witnessed something special. I want to put on a show.”
There will be a bar serving up a special Joy of Sheff ale, along with other refreshments plus family entertainment.
An original 1960s Sheffield bus will take people to and from the exhibition from the city centre with tickets at the fondly remembered price of 2p.