Pete McKee returns for a celebration of the working class

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A celebrated Sheffield artist will team up with fellow artists, film makers and photographers for a major exhibition this summer - his first in two years.

Pete McKee’s celebration of the working class, This Class Works, is also his first major project since undergoing a liver transplant last May.

It will take place at a warehouse space in Sheffield from July 14 to 29, and follows the same temporary format used in his previous large-scale exhibition at Rotherham’s Magna centre, which ran over three days in May 2016.
Mr McKee said: “It’s important for me to show the spirit of the working class; the pride, hope, fight, passion and resourcefulness that has been their foundation.

“I grew up on a council estate the youngest of four. My dad was a steel worker and my mum a factory line worker and everyone around us was as poor as we were.

“I look back on those times with fondness of how we seemed to survive on tenacity and an unfailing hope that better was around the corner. I want the exhibition to highlight the nobleness and dignity of the working class, then and now and for those who visit this exhibition to leave exhilarated and enlightened to its beauty.”

Tickets for the exhibition go on sale on Friday February 23 from the Month of Sundays gallery in Sheffield or via 0114 263 1000.