North Sheffield store links with iconic Sheffield artist
The north Sheffield department store Sandersons is working with Pete McKee to showcase some of the iconic Sheffield artist’s unique work in a brand new pop up gallery and store.
Shoppers at the Fox Valley store will be able to view and buy a range of famous McKee prints as well as books, mugs and other popular McKee items inspired by the work which has won the Sheffield artist national acclaim.
Fox Valley is home to a number of much loved McKee pieces, including the Grandad Fox statue which stands at the centre’s entrance – just a few feet from the department store’s entrance.
His striking 14m x 5m mural depicting the men and women of the steelworks reflects the history of the Fox Valley site and can be found on the rear gable end of the store.
Called “World of McKee” the new pop up gallery and store is on the first floor at Sandersons and can be found next door to the Blakes Tearooms.
Sandersons celebrates its first birthday on September 1st and the owner and Managing Director Deborah Holmes says she is delighted to be welcoming Pete McKee’s work to the store’s growing range of uniquely Yorkshire brands.
Deborah said: “It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Pete McKee’s work here at Sandersons, we have the wonderful Grandad Fox just outside the front door so we have a lovely reminder every day of one of our special Sheffield legends.
“We were also lucky to have the Herd of Sheffield elephant designed by Pete displayed in the store for several months. We are delighted therefore to be working with Pete’s team to create a new gallery and concession inside Sandersons.
“We’re very excited to be bringing the work of one of our favourite artists to our shoppers here at Sandersons. We really do pride ourselves on bringing something different and unique to our customers.”
The new pop up gallery and store will launch this weekend at Sandersons.
Pete said: “It’s great to be bringing some of my work to Fox Valley, it has a very special place in our heart of course because of the pieces I worked on across the centre, including Grandad Fox.
“I hope people will enjoy finding out a little bit about my work and viewing the pieces in our latest location at Sandersons.”
The team at Sandersons has a weekend of special offers and events organised to celebrate the store’s first birthday on Friday September 1st. Visit the store’s website for more details www.sandersonsdeptstore.co.uk
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