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  • Art, Sculpture and installations
  • St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
A large lit sculpture of the earth being viewed by several people in darkness at Liverpool Cathedral
Gareth Jones
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Time Out says

UK artist Luke Jerram returns to Melbourne with Gaia, following a successful season of his illuminated installation, Museum of the Moon, in Federation Square

UK artist Luke Jerram returns to Melbourne with Gaia, following a successful season showing his illuminated installation, Museum of the Moon, in Federation Square. This time around, the Earth is his subject: a 7-metre wide, internally-lit sculpture rendered with detailed NASA imagery of our beloved blue planet, rotating once every four minutes. The artwork is accompanied by a bespoke soundtrack made by BAFTA Award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Here Jerram hopes to invoke the Overview Effect in everyday people – a feeling of awe at the scale of our universe that often inspires renewed awareness of the fragility of life. Astronauts famously describe viewing the Earth from this perspective as a 'cognitive shift' that allows them to discover human connectedness and an understanding of our responsibilities to the planet.

Experience it yourself at St Paul's Cathedral for free until July 11.

Written by Bianca O'Neill

Details

Address:
St Paul's Cathedral
Flinders St
Melbourne
3000
Transport:
Nearby stations: Flinders St
Price:
Free

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