Indie stars' fave artist for Harrogate exhibition at RedHouse Originals

One of the sketches in the Pete McKee exhibition -  From Dusk Till Drawn - showing at RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate.
One of the sketches in the Pete McKee exhibition - From Dusk Till Drawn - showing at RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate.

Britain's greatest living 'indie music' artist is the subject of an exciting new exhibition at a Harrogate gallery.

It's not the first time Pete McKee, who has been commissioned in the past by Sir Paul Smith, Noel Gallagher and Clarks Desert Boots, has featured at RedHouse Originals gallery on Cheltenham Mount.

This popular painter and newspaper cartoonist's previous shows at this cool gallery have always been big hits.

The new show is called Pete McKee: From Dusk Till Drawn - Sketches From The Kitchen Table and is a first for this charismatic Sheffield-based artist.

For the first time the artist has opened his incredible archive, giving an insight into the processes behind some of his most enduring images.

More than 60 works will be available to view and purchase from Saturday, November 21.

Highlights include preparatory sketches and working drawings for recent series This Is Woody and Lol, based on the leading characters of Warp Films iconic This Is England; plus studies for concert posters created for bands including The Who, Paul Weller, The Charlatans, Stereophonics and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Also featured will be the original sketches for Turner on the Top Deck; McKee’s depiction of fellow Sheffield icon Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys.

The image formed the basis of the sold out and now much sought after silkscreen edition, published in 2014.

Pete said: "Creating art into the wee small hours is part and parcel for every artist. Deadlines are to be ignored till the last possible moment and then used as tool for blind inspiration.

"This collection of pen and ink drawings represent a selection of my late night work, where my ideas and desires are at their strongest, free from the static buzz of the daytime.”

RedHouse Originals Gallery