Cement workers, Sydney graving dock
ID numberART30256
Collection typeArt
TitleCement workers, Sydney graving dock
Measurementoverall: 75.5 cm x 55.4 cm; Framed: 93 cm x 72.5 cm x 5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerMcClintock, Herbert
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1943
Physical descriptionvarnished gouache on cardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionFour cement workers at Sydney graving dock carrying out heavy manual work working using equipment such as shovels. Cranes and ladders and building structures fill the background. McClintock's focus on the immensity of these structures is demonstrative of the scale of the project being undertaken. The artist also utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers.