Concrete workers, Sydney graving dock
ID numberART30255
Collection typeArt
TitleConcrete workers, Sydney graving dock
Measurementoverall: 76.2 x 50.8 cm
Object typePainting
MakerMcClintock, Herbert
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date madec 1943-1944
Physical descriptionvarnished gouache on cardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionScene 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.