Gaia opens at Gloucester Cathedral
By Matt Hall | 14th October 2020
A striking artwork bringing the world down to size has opened to the public at Gloucester Cathedral.
The seven-metre wide touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram featuring detailed NASA imagery of the Earth's surface, will be on display at the Cathedral until November 1.
Dean of Gloucester, the Very Reverend Stephen Lake said: "We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Gloucester Cathedral to see Luke's spectacular Gaia installation in the Nave. Everyone involved has worked incredibly hard to make Gaia a reality, giving us all something exciting to look forward to during this unprecedented time and aiding the City's cultural recovery."
This is the second time Mr Jerram's work has appeared at the Cathedral with his Museum of the Moon attracting more than 70,000 visitors last year.
He 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."
Chris Pitt, head of responsible business at Ecclesiastical, added: "We are pleased to be able to sponsor the installation of Gaia as part of our commitment to the city of Gloucester and supporting the Cathedral's Beacon of Hope campaign.
We're proud be involved in bringing this incredible installation into the stunning setting of the Cathedral, which I am sure will attract and delight visitors from the city and beyond."
To allow for physical distancing and to keep everybody safe, admission is by timed entry only and visitors must book a slot in advance. Please get your ticket early to avoid disappointment. A maximum of six tickets per individual applies.
Tickets can be purchased online via www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/events/gaia-at-gloucester-cathedral/ticketing-information/.
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