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Loaves and Fishes

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Author: Brighthelm Community Centre
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Brighthelm Community Centre

Location

Street:North Road
Town:Brighton
Parish:Brighton
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN1
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Object setting:On building
Access is:Public
Location note:Set into the wall of the Brighthelm Church & Community Centre
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:162
Grid reference:D6
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : John Skelton
     Role:Sculptor
     Qualify:and
Company/Group :Wells-Thorpe and Suppel Ltd.
     Role:Architect
Name : Helen Mary Skelton
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Brighthelm Church & Community Centre
Installation date:1987
Unveiling date:10/10/1987
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Brighthelm Church & Community Centre
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A large sculpture set into an open rectangle in the brick wall. The sculpture depicts a hand holding a loaf of bread with intertwining fish above and below.
Iconographical description:Refers to Christ feeding the 5000 with but five loaves and two fish. (Matthew 14:13–21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:5-15)
Signatures:Top left hand corner of the side facing the road:
John Skelton
There is a further line underneath the name but this is illegible; it could be the name of his daughter, Helen Mary and a date.

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Classification

Categories:Religious
Object type1:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):110
     Width (cm):190
     Depth (cm):40

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     Condition 2: Biological growth
     More details:The signature is still legible but the line underneath and the date has been worn away. Some biological growth at the bottom of the side facing the road. The other aspect faces inwards to the building above a stairwell and is heavily coated with moss and algae due to a lack of sunlight on its surface.
Date of on-site inspection:17/10/2007

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Author: Brighthelm Community Centre
Copyright: Brighthelm Community Centre




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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