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Drawing - 'Tunnellers Waiting Shift', David Armfield, 1954 Image Reg. No: SH 901560

Drawing by David Armfield, 1954. The drawing depicts a a group of workers waiting by a notice board. Armfield's other works depicting the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme depict the Mt Beauty area, so it possible this work also depicts works in that region. Mt Beauty housed many workers and their families during the construction of the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme. 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.
Raw wooden, framed, mounted ink and crayon drawing of a group of nine workers, wearing high boots and safety helmets, waiting by a notice board. In the background is an electric power pylon and cables.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 42.50 cm (Height), 46.50 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), Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Drawing
Tertiary Classification: ink & crayon
Inscriptions: Signed l.r. pencil: D. Armfield 54. Typed adhesive label: 11 TUNNELLERS WAITING SHIFT 1954/22 x 28cm Ink, Crayon $650.
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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