Art inspired by Thames Estuary on show at Museum of London Docklands

Purfleet, from Dracula's Garden, by Jock McFayden

Purfleet, from Dracula's Garden, by Jock McFayden - Credit: Tate Images / Tate Images

The 10th anniversary of the opening of the Museum of London Docklands is being celebrated next month with Estuary, an exhibition bringing together the work of 12 artists inspired by the Thames where it joins the North Sea.

The Estuary has long been a rich source of inspiration for artists and writers, with its dramatic landscape, desolate mudflats and saltmarshes, vast open skies, container ports, power stations and seaside resorts.

They offer new insight through film, photography, painting and printmaking into this often overlooked environment and the people that live and work there.

New commissions appear alongside existing Estuary pieces by artists including Jock McFayden’s ‘Purfleet from Draculas Garden’ by Jock McFayden.

The exhibition runs from May 17 to October 27 at the converted Georgian warehouse at West India Quay, Canary Wharf, which first opened as Docklands’ own museum in 2003.