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ID number ART30255
Title Concrete workers, Sydney graving dock
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker McClintock, Herbert (Artist)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1943-1944
Medium varnished gouache on cardboard
Measurement overall: 76.2 x 50.8 cm


Scene at a graving dock in Sydney. There are two workers in the foreground guiding the lifting of a cement block. Other workers perform tasks such as concrete drilling and the two levels above. McClintock utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers, as well as the heroic nature of their work.