Graving dock under construction, showing electric gantry, August 1943

Collection ID ART30268.006
Collection type Art
Title Graving dock under construction, showing electric gantry, August 1943
Measurement overall: 27.4 cm x 36.4 cm
Date made 1498038180
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Object type Drawing
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1498038180
Copyright AWM copyright
Physical description

Construction of the Sydney Graving Dock, showing a landscape of cranes and electric gantry. 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.

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