Pete McKee painting a 10ft guitar for rock star Noel Gallagher in April 2007
Pete McKee painting a 10ft guitar for rock star Noel Gallagher in April 2007

Pete McKee: A look back in pictures as Sheffield artist opens new city exhibition Don't Adjust Your Mindset

Surely Pete McKee must count as a Sheffield treasure by now? His art celebrating the city he loves is rightly famous around the world.

By Julia Armstrong
Friday, 6th May 2022, 9:35 am

Pete is preparing to open the Sheffield leg of Don’t Adjust Your Mindset, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations that explore modern British life and how we communicate today.

It has just been on show in London and comes to the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield from May 13 to 22.

This is Pete's first major exhibition since his 2018 sell-out show, This Class Works. Another planned Sheffield exhibition, Eight New Works, had to go online only because of the pandemic.

Celebrated for his funny, nostalgic and touching work, the content of this show, while still humorous, is also tinged with darker observations of the world and how we interact with it.

Here we look back at Pete’s career in (our) pictures.

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