Gauges and components

Accession Number ART94129
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 34.6 cm x 39.6 cm x 3.2 cm; unframed: 20.4 cm x 25.3 cm x .4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Hawthorne, Dore
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Lithgow
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Gauges and Components represents gun parts and factory objects related to the manufacture of Bren guns. This painting forms part of a series of forty works by Dore Hawthorne titled Factory Folk. The series depicts life and work at the Lithgow Small Arms Factory, where the artist worked from 1942 -1945 assembling Bren guns. She painted her Factory Folk series under the pseudonym 'Brendorah', conflating her name and the gun that dominated her life.

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