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

Collection ID ART30268.010
Collection type Art
Title Section of dock wall under construction, September 1943; verso: sketch of dock wall construction in pencil
Measurement overall: 27.4 x 35.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 21 June 2017
Copyright AWM copyright

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.

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