Artist Pete McKee tours the UK with pop-up galleries and reveals his new book, ‘Council Skies’

Funland © Pete McKee

Artist Pete McKee is to open three distinctive pop-up galleries in cities throughout the UK where he has never presented work before.

The tour stops-off in Brighton (14-18 June), Birmingham (4-7 July) and Nottingham (24-27 July). The pop-ups combine a mixture of classic and new work, including images designed especially for each location reflecting each cities’ vibrancy and heritage.

Pete McKee is an internationally-renowned artist whose inimitable style and sense of humour have earned legions of fans the world over, working with some of the biggest names in music and fashion. The pop-up galleries are an exciting opportunity to see a selection of Pete’s work, selected for these events, showcasing the diversity of his witty and charming images.

The tour coincides with the release of Pete’s new book, ‘Council Skies’, a collection of his work over the last 15 years, from his early sketch work right through to images from his most recent exhibitions. It features a foreword from award-winning social affairs writer and author of Austerity Bites: A journey to the sharp end of cuts in the UK, Mary O'Hara, and an introduction from Dr Susan McPherson, lecturer in Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University.

The book will be released on 14 June, available to buy across all McKee platforms including the first pop-up shop in Brighton. Discover more about Pete McKee at petemckee.com.

Mods n' Sods © Pete McKee

Mods n' Sods © Pete McKee

Three Minutes to Lift Off Mr Stardust © Pete McKee

Three Minutes to Lift Off Mr Stardust © Pete McKee

A Lost Summer © Pete McKee

A Lost Summer © Pete McKee