Linesmen erecting pole, graving dock, August 1943
ID numberART30268.007
Collection typeArt
TitleLinesmen erecting pole, graving dock, August 1943
Measurementoverall: 27.4 x 36.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerMcClintock, Herbert
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1943
Physical descriptionink wash with pen and ink over pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionSeveral 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.