Salford’s Working Class Movement Library (WCML) is paying tribute to sculptor Arthur Dooley at 2pm on Wednesday October 9.
The talk, led by Bob Gaunt, will be the first in the WCML’s new series named Invisible Histories celebrating the works of Arthur Dooley and his 90th birthday which was earlier this year.
This Wednesday, 9 Oct 2pm Bob Gaunt will speak here on Liverpool sculptor Arthur Dooley, who died in 1994 and would have been 80 this year. Read more on our blog about a Manchester Martyrs item with a Dooley link in our collection – https://t.co/e1MDbSdOgY
— WCML (@wcmlibrary) October 7, 2019
Arthur Dooley was a 20th century sculptor known for using bronze or scrap metal, mainly for religious works, many of which are showcased in Liverpool.
The WCML is in possession of a proposed model monument dedicated to the so-called Manchester Martyrs: William Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O’Brien. The piece was commissioned by the Manchester branch of the Connolly Association.
Entry to he Bob Gaunt talk ‘Arthur Dooley: his place in post-war British art history’ is free.
Feature image credit: Barbara Carr