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Paintings and sculptures from the Iron Exhibition. These images are inspired by the artists experience in the shipyard where he was employed as a Loftsman.
Mckendrick spent 6 years in the famous John Brown's Shipyard on Clydeside spending most of his time working on the QE2.

<About the Iron Exhibition>

An ocean going ship is a complex thing to build. Thousands of components have to be manufactured and numbered before assembly. It was a major
part of a Loftsmans job to draw out, number parts and mark with assembly instructions. Every single component was numbered for identification. A ship under construction
is in a sense a massive calligraphic undertaking. In McKendrick's paintings we can see the calligraphy of the shipbuilder. Numbers and symbols dominate the IRON series of
paintings

An entire city was engaged in the production of ships and the industrial town Clydebank played a major role building some of the most iconic ships ever to have sailed.
The artist in IRON created a temple to shipbuilders. Many of the aspects of the industry were illustrated, the struggle for a living wage, the mythology, religion, hardship
and the dangers.

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Altar...Golden Rivet
Altar...Golden Rivet
Armour Panel
Armour Panel
Blue Rivet Panel
Blue Rivet Panel
Framebender
Framebender
Framebender1
Framebender1
Furnace Door
Furnace Door
Furnace No 6
Furnace No 6
Furnace No32
Furnace No32
Furnace No35
Furnace No35
Golden Rivet
Golden Rivet
Great Rivet God
Great Rivet God
Great Timekeeper
Great Timekeeper
Hammer Altar
Hammer Altar
Iron installation 1
Iron installation 1
Iron installation
Iron installation
Marker 23
Marker 23
Marker 25
Marker 25
Marker No3
Marker No3
Marker No5
Marker No5
Marker23
Marker23
Panel No3
Panel No3
Patternmaker No1
Patternmaker No1
Patternmaker
Patternmaker
Rivet God
Rivet God
Rivet Marker No16
Rivet Marker No16
Rivet Marker No3
Rivet Marker No3
Rivet Marker No4
Rivet Marker No4
Rivet Marker No45
Rivet Marker No45
Rivet Marker No5
Rivet Marker No5
Rivet Marker No6
Rivet Marker No6
Rivet Marker No8
Rivet Marker No8
Rivet Panel No33
Rivet Panel No33
Rivet Panel
Rivet Panel
Sight Marker
Sight Marker
Spark God
Spark God
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