Sculpture: Casuals – one of five pieces of public art situated around Salford Quays as part of the Unlocking Salford Quays Sculpture Trail.
Made by: Broadbent
Made with: Former Salford Dock workers and their families.
Each steel structure represents a Dock worker’s union card. Dockers seeking jobs needed to have this card. They gathered at the Dock gates morning and afternoon in the hope of being chosen for casual labour. Competition was fierce and often ended in disappointment. Without a regular wage dockers struggled to provide for their families. Former Dock workers gave interviews for this project and some of their portraits feature on this sculpture.
Join us on the trail today and take part in a whole host of FREE activities and performances in and around the building. Download the schedule below or pick one up from the welcome desk when you arrive.
Have a great day and we’ll hopefully see you later!