Cement workers graving dock construction, October 1943
ID numberART30268.013
Collection typeArt
TitleCement workers graving dock construction, October 1943
Measurementoverall: 37 x 27.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerMcClintock, Herbert
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1943
Physical descriptionbrown ink wash with pen and ink heightened with white over black pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThree workers guide a cement structure, attached to a crane, at Sydney Graving Dock. Other cement workers stand in surrounding areas of concentrated construction. In the background more cement workers toil in higher-level structures. 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.