Concrete workers, Sydney graving dock

Accession Number ART30255
Collection type Art
Title Concrete workers, Sydney graving dock
Measurement overall: 76.2 x 50.8 cm
Object types Painting
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Date made c 1943-1944
Copyright AWM copyright

Scene at a graving dock in Sydney. There are two workers in the foreground guiding the lifting of a cement block. Other workers perform tasks such as concrete drilling and the two levels above. McClintock utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers, as well as the heroic nature of their work.

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