Concrete workers, Sydney graving dock
|Title||Concrete workers, Sydney graving dock|
|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.