Dudes

Dudes

Continue left off the hill, along the footpath curving to the right, until you reach the cut-steel entrance way, designed by children from the local St. Bernadette`s Primary School, which leads you out of the dene to a large roundabout. Cross straight over the road and pass through the large vehicular entrance to the International Ferry Terminal from where there are regular sailings to Norway, Sweden and Holland. Cross over to the pavement on the right hand side of the access road and walk forwards for 100 metres. On reaching the green mound on your left you will see, just beyond the trees, the art installation entitled Dudes by Permindar Kaur.

Thirteen brightly coloured figures march towards the passenger terminal building. With their shiny helmets and boots, are they warriors retreating or attacking ? Or are they more playful, like toys searching for new playmates from another country or continent? Friend or foe? Where have they come from….why are they here….where are they going? Powdered in bright blue and red, the figures represent what a port is about – moving, travelling. Seeking out the new.

If you happen to be sailing from here you will be able to see that a further two Dudes, nearer to achieving their goal, have made it to the terminal building and are heading for the departure gates.

Dudes
Dudes