Simeon Stafford, ‘Open Day At The Docks’, 2006, White Court Art

A really exciting day out for the people going to the docks to get a behind the scenes look at an environment that’s usually out of bounds. The feeling of suppressed excitement is quite palpable, not only in the demeanour of the visitors, but also in the dockworkers who seem proud to show off where they spend the greater part of their days. The boats are bedecked with flags, the machinery is working and there’s a real party atmosphere in this lovely Stafford scene.

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