Pete McKee Presents This Class Works:
An exploration and celebration of the working class
14 – 29 JULY 2018
We’re proud to host Pete McKee’s latest exhibition This Class Works at 92 Burton Rd this summer.
The exhibition offers Pete McKee’s personal perspective on the work and life of the working class. Pete draws on his own background which forms the subject of this new collection, offering an insight into the artist’s history and experience of the world he grew up in.
‘This work aims to celebrate the spirit of the working class; the pride, tenacity, hope, fight, passion and resourcefulness which I witnessed growing up. I was raised on a council estate and was the youngest of four children. My dad was a steel worker and my mum a factory line worker. Everyone around us was as poor as we were, practically everything in our house was bought on the never never, half my clothes didn’t fit and the other half had been previously worn by someone else.
I look back on those times fondly and remember how our persistence and unfailing hope that “something better was around the corner” helped us to survive. This exhibition aims to highlight the strength, dignity and humility of the community in which I grew up in.’
The exhibition will run for 16 days only and visitors will need to book an allotted time slot to visit the exhibition.
Please note, there is no parking at the venue however there is free street parking on nearby roads. The area is likely to be quite busy during opening hours of the exhibition, so please visit the official website for more travel information.