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Photos: Too modern?

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31 October 2014

DOUG ATFIELD © GEOFFREY CLARKE

Too modern? A work commissioned for St Chad's, Rubery, by the architects Lavender, Twentyman & Percy, in 1959, installed, but then removed at the behest of the diocese shortly before the church was consecrated, has been acquired by the Ingram Collection, and is initially on display at The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking (phone 01483 737800). It is Square World I-V, five aluminium reliefs by Geoffrey Clarke RA (born 1924), who also created work for Coventry and Lincoln Cathedrals. He was inspired by pre-Christian and early Christian symbols, but the DAC objected that the pieces diverged too radically from what the Church had originally suggested. the lightbox.org.uk; www.ingramcollection.com

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