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Drawing - 'Workers Room, Mt Beauty', David Armfield, 1954 Image Reg. No: SH 901552

Summary:
Drawing by David Armfield, 1954. The drawing depicts a workers room at Mt Beauty. 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.
Description:
Raw wooden framed pen and ink drawing of a worker's room at Mt. Beauty during construction of the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme. Shows boots, bed, stool, table, mug, louver window.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 53.50 cm (Height), 42.00 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), Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Drawing
Tertiary Classification: pen & ink
Inscriptions: Signed: D. Armfield. Inscribed reverse: 6.
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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