Artist Pete McKee Offers Music Lovers Chance to Appear in New Exhibition

Sheffield artist Pete McKee is inviting music lovers to create an imagined LP album cover, or a version of their favourite one, for inclusion in his new online exhibition that goes live on Thursday 25th February.

In a celebration of the art of the LP record sleeve, and under the stupendous title of Thud Crackle Pop, Pete McKeewill createa virtual record store. McKee’s competition is a chance for folks who are stuck at home because of  lockdown, as well as  some bitter  winter temperatures, to get creative and have some fun.

Submissions can involve any medium so whether it’s paints, charcoal, chalks, or camera, there’s a section for every genre in the Thud Crackle Pop store.

Pete said Things are pretty tough for everyone right now, not least parents who are having to both work from home and home school their children, and for kids who aren’t able to get out, see their friends or enjoy the variety and stimulation that being in a school environment brings. So, I thought it would be a good time to set everyone a challenge that’s a bit of fun.”

Whether you have a favourite album cover that you want to recreate, or you’ve imagined what your own debut album might look like, this is a chance for everyone and anyone to get those creative juices flowing and hopefully, enjoy a moment of escape in what has been a tough start to the year.

By opening this challenge up to any kind of medium it means anyone, regardless of experience or ability, can take part.

I absolutely cannot wait to see what people come up with. Whether you want to get your whole household involved or use it as an opportunity to get away from them all for an hour or two, or if you are simply looking for any excuse to dress up the dog, get cracking and send me your entries and I’ll share them with the world.”

Thud Crackle Pop willbe hosted via its own dedicated web page, where works from people from across the UK and further afield will feature.

Having made his name with a strong graphic style depicting working class life and humour, McKee recently discovered a new style of that can be seen in his Eight New Paintings online exhibition that are available on the  website of the same name.

Submissions should be emailed to by 21 February 2021 after which Thud Crackle Pop will go live on 25 February at its website when Pete McKee’s  favourite three entries, based on which make him smile the most, will be awarded a first, second and third Pete-themed prize.

Irene Brown

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