Linesmen erecting pole, graving dock, August 1943

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART30268.007
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 27.4 x 36.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description ink wash with pen and ink over pencil on paper
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Several linesmen working to erect a pole at Sydney Graving Dock. They are attaching ropes to the pole. Cranes as well as other construction occupies the background. McClintock's focus on the immensity of these structures is demonstrative of the scale of the project being undertaken. The artist also utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers.