We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Clem Millward Old Bull

oil on canvas

39.5 x 29.5 cm

Image courtesy the artist

Clem Millward has said of his Archibald works: ‘there is no “sitter” in the conventional sense. They are of anonymous old men’. The artist was employed as a wharf labourer from 1956 until 1961. He often did drawings of people at the Waterside Workers Union canteen in Sydney’s Sussex Street, which he worked up into paintings in his studio.