Linemen erecting power pole in excavation, Sydney graving dock

Accession Number ART30257
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 40.4 x 54.4cm
Object type Painting
Physical description gouache over pencil on cardboard
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1943-c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Scene of four men working to erect power lines at Sydney Graving. In the background below a group of work around a crane. The four men in the foreground are exerting a large amount of energy though pulling on a thick rope. The artist utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers and heroism of their actions.