Concrete workers, Sydney graving dock

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART30255
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 76.2 x 50.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description varnished gouache on cardboard
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1943-1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

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.

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