Linesmen erecting pole, graving dock, August 1943

Collection ID ART30268.007
Collection type Art
Title Linesmen erecting pole, graving dock, August 1943
Measurement overall: 27.4 x 36.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Date made 1943
Copyright AWM copyright

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.

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