A famed Sheffield artist is looking back at his school summer holidays for a new show – and he wants everyone to join in.
Pete McKee is asking Sheffielders to bring a favourite old holiday snap to The Moor Market tomorrow to a special stall.
Whether your holidays were spent bored at home and getting up to mischief or on holiday at the coast with the family, Pete would love to hear your memories.
His helpers will be scanning the photos into a computer to go on display in Pete’s new show, 6 Weeks to Eternity, which is taking place at Magna in Rotherham next month.
The first 100 people to bring a photo between 9am and 4pm tomorrow will receive a 6 Weeks poster signed by Pete.
There’s more nostalgia as activities include a 5-a-side Subbuteo tournament with the chance to win a special prize from 1pm to 2pm.
To take part, email a team name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pete was a big fan of the game as a youngster and said he had 13 teams, adding: “I was fanatical!
“I had a Sheffield Wednesday team and you could pretend they were all the other football clubs who wore the same stripes.”
The exhibition will be Pete’s biggest to date and will feature new works and interactive installations, unlike anything he has done before. The free show will be held on May 14 and 15.
Pete said: “I haven’t done a big show in Sheffield for about three years. I wanted to make a bigstatement exhibition.
“Because I love nostalgia, I decided to look back to the six-week holidays because I always have fond memories of them.”
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