Gaia by Luke Jerram

Coming to Melbourne in April 2022

In April 2022 Luke Jerram’s spectacular artwork Gaia – a detailed sculpture of Earth measuring seven metres in diameter – will be coming to St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne

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.

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About Luke Jerram

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.

Cover Image: Gaia, 2019 (c) W5, Belfast (3)