Thursday 1 October 2020

Luke Jerram's Gaia is coming to Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral has hosted the Moon and now it’s the turn of planet Earth – when Luke Jerram’s Gaia takes up residence in the cathedral nave, this October 2020.

Luke Jerram’s Gaia is coming to Gloucester Cathedral from Tuesday 13 October and Sunday 1 November 2020 – for an opportunity to see planet Earth like never before and get some incredible Insta pics, of course.

This will be the second time that Bristol artist Luke Jerram has exhibited at the Cathedral following last year’s hugely popular Museum of the Moon at Gloucester Cathedral, which attracted over 70,000 visitors. He has also created Of Earth and Sky across Gloucester this summer.

A touring artwork, Gaia will take up residence in the cathedral nave, it measures seven metres in diameter and features detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface.

Luke Jerram said: ‘It’s an honour to present my work in Gloucester Cathedral again and wonderful that we’ve been able to programme it to coincide with my poetry installation ‘Of Earth and Sky’ which will be installed across the city at the same time!

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester, said: ‘I’m delighted we can bring Gaia to the county this October. At a time when we are all still dealing with Covid-19 it’s good to have something positive to look forward to – particularly a shared experience.

Gloucester Cathedral has been awarded Visit Britain’s Industry Standard ‘We’re Good to Go’ status and has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the building is safe for people to visit.

Gaia will be ticketed to limit capacity for social distancing, with details of how to book tickets due to be announced in September 2020.

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Monday 10 August 2020

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