Gaia is coming to Truro Cathedral
Truro Cathedral is delighted to confirm that it will welcome Luke Jerram’s spectacular touring artwork, Gaia, in October 2023.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface* and will be suspended above the cathedral Crossing, providing the opportunity to see the planet on this scale, floating in three dimensions. A specially made surround-sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones will be played alongside the sculpture.
Visitors will be able to experience Gaia daily throughout its stay from Friday 6 to Saturday 28 October 2023. Entry to Truro Cathedral will remain free throughout the installation, with donations encouraged to enable the cathedral to continue to bring events such as Gaia to the community of Cornwall. There will also be a range of ticketed events and activities accompanying the installation for people to enjoy, including evening viewing sessions, music events, school visits, talks and the rare chance to ascend into the roof space and view Gaia from a unique aerial perspective.
*The imagery for the artwork has been compiled from Visible Earth series, NASA.
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Get a flavour of Gaia and reactions to it in this short video filmed during its installation at the University of Bristol.
Video credit: Gaia official film by Cinematica Media 2021
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