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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:College Lane
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19
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Object setting:On building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Western gable over the entrance to the chapel on UoC Bishop Otter Campus
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:C5
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 : Geoffrey Clarke
     Role:Sculptor
Name : Peter Faulkner Shepheard
     Role:Architect
Company/Group :Robert Marriott Ltd.
     Role:Builder

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General Information

Commissioned by: University of Chichester
Construction period:1962
Installation date:1962
Unveiling date:21/03/1962
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:University of Chichester
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A large abstract sculpture echoing the crucifixion. It is attached to the gable of the chapel immediately over the entrance door. It incorporates the two crucified figures who with Jesus suffered on the cross. The sculpture also holds a nugget of glass, a symbol of the eye of God.

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Classification

Categories:Religious, Architectural, Abstract
Object type1:Sculpture
Subject type1:Symbolic

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Object Parts

Part 1:Crucifix
     Material:Cast aluminium
     Height (cm):914.5

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:01/05/2007

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History

History:The College Chapel was built in 1962 and designed by architect, Peter Shepheard. The chapel is an unusual cruciform design partly dictated by the funding available that was £13,000. The western gable over the entrance was considered an appropriate location for a sculpture. Geoffrey Clarke had been commissioned to do work in Chichester Cathedral and was therefore asked to create the sculpture for Bishop Otter College. ‘Ilumination; inspiration;light; kindling of mind and spirit; vision’ were words used by Clarke to describe his feelings about the piece. The piece was unveiled by Roger Wilson, Bishop of Chichester during the Chapel's dedication ceremony.
Hard archive file:Yes

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:The Architectural Review
     Article:'Two Teachers' Training Colleges: 1, Chichester'
     Type:Journal
     Date:00/11/1962
     Page:358
     Volume:132
     Volume:789

Source 2 :
     Title:‘A Portrait of Bishop Otter College: Chichester 1839-1990’
     Type:Book
     Author:Warne, Heather & Brighton, Trevor.
     Date:00/00/1992
     Publisher:West Sussex Institute of Higher Education. Chichester.

Source 3 :
     Title:'Open Air Sculpture of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide'
     Type:Book
     Author:Strachan, W.J.
     Date:00/00/1984
     Publisher:A.Zwemmer Ltd. & Tate Gallery. London.


Further information:
http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/academicians/sculptors/geoffrey-clarke-ra,102,AR.html

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Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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