Concrete workers, graving dock, August 1943

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART30268.004
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 35.8 x 27.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description ink wah with pen and ink heightened with white over black pencil on paper
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

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.