Concrete workers, graving dock, August 1943
ID numberART30268.004
Collection typeArt
TitleConcrete workers, graving dock, August 1943
Measurementoverall: 35.8 x 27.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerMcClintock, Herbert
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1943
Physical descriptionink wah with pen and ink heightened with white over black pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionSeveral concrete workers shoveling, drilling and directing the movement of concrete slabs in front of buildings and other construction at Sydney Graving Dock. 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.