Section of dock wall under construction, September 1943; verso: sketch of dock wall construction in pencil

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART30268.010
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 27.4 x 35.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description brown ink wash with pen and ink over pencil on paper; verso: 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

Part of the dock wall at Sydney Graving Dock below crane carrying concrete blocks. Workers are depicted below. 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.