Main concrete mixing plant, Sydney graving dock

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART30258
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 57.4 cm x 40 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description brown pen and ink with watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1943-c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Foreground depicts two men shoveling cement at Sydney Graving Dock. The main concrete mixing plant occupies 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.