Knocking off time at an aerodrome, Bankstown

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Bankstown
Accession Number ART30247
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 51.8 x 62.2 x 4.2; Unframed: 39.9 cm x 50.1 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Dobell, William
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Bankstown
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A group of men from the Civil Construction Corps leaving the airfield in Bankstown. Some of them are travelling in a truck, others are on foot or are riding bicycles. Dobell has captured the mass movement of the workers at the end of a working day and the various transportations available to civilians in war time. The perspective used by Dobell brings the viewer into the action as part of the crowd.