Gaia in Melbourne

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Gaia in Melbourne

Tuesday, April 12 to Sunday, June 26

St Paul’s Cathedral will host Gaia, the 7-metre replica of Earth by artist Luke Jerram, from mid-April 2022.

This globally acclaimed touring artwork was created from images from NASA of the Earth’s surface, and will be suspended in the Cathedral giving visitors an incredible opportunity to view Earth as it might be seen from space, floating in three dimensions.

The artwork aims to create a sense of the ‘Overview Effect’ described by author Frank White in 1987 which is a shift in awareness experienced by some astronauts who get a feeling of awe for the planet and an understanding of the interconnectedness of all life, along with a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

A specially made composition by BAFTA Award-winning composer Dan Jones will be played alongside the sculpture.

Gaia will be on display in the Cathedral from mid-April through to the end of June and will coincide with a range of events focusing on our responsibility to care for and preserve the planet. A full program of events will be released closer to the time

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About the Artist

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally since 1997, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. He is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks including Museum of the Moon, Glass Microbiology and Play Me, I’m Yours.

 

Details

Start:
Tuesday, April 12
End:
Sunday, June 26
Event Category:
www.cathedral.org.au/Gaia

Organizer

St Paul’s Cathedral
Phone:
96534210
Email:
events@stpaulscathedral.org.au
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Venue

St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne
206 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9653 4333
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