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Drawing - 'Knock Off Time, Mt. Beauty', David Armfield, 1954 Image Reg. No: SH 901550

Summary:
Pen, ink and wash drawing by David Armfield, 1954. The drawing depicts workers, power towers, huts and mountains during construction of the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme at Mount Beauty. David Armfield (born 1923) was part of the Australian Social Realist Art Movement, this drawing remained in his possession until exhibited at Social Realists Exhibition at the Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery in July 1990.
Description:
Raw wooden frame, mounted, pen, ink and wash drawing of workers, power towers, huts and mountains during construction of the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme at Mount Beauty.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37.50 cm (Height), 44.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: art, working life, immigration, migration settlement, hydro energy, water power, hydro electric schemes, electrical industry
Themes this item is part of: David Armfield, Painter, Illustrator & Printmaker (1923-2010), Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Drawing
Tertiary Classification: pen & ink
Inscriptions: Signed: D. Armfield.
Inscribed, reverse: 5. KNOCK OFF TIME, MT BEAUTY 1954/12 x 23cm Pen, Ink and Wash $450.
Artist: Mr David Armfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1990

The drawing remained in the possession of the artist until exhibited in July 1990
Place & Date Exhibited: Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jul 1990
Place & Date Depicted: Mount Beauty, Victoria, Australia, 1950s

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