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ID number ART30268.004
Title Concrete workers, graving dock, August 1943
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker McClintock, Herbert (Artist)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Medium ink wah with pen and ink heightened with white over black pencil on paper
Measurement overall: 35.8 x 27.4 cm


Several 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.