Gaia

By Luke Jerram

**EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER**

Internationally renowned and touring artwork GAIA by UK artist Luke Jerram has made its Australian East Coast premiere this October – and due to popular demand, we’re extending the installation display until 8pm Wednesday 14 October.

Luke’s stunning installation captures the beauty and fragility of planet Earth. In a time where people are overwhelmed, this captivating artwork creates a welcoming and gentle space.

A companion installation to Luke’s work Museum of the Moon, seen on the Gold Coast during Festival 2018, Gaia is a seven-metre wide detailed replica of the Earth as viewed from space, which will be suspended from our Outdoor Stage.

Stop by during the day and see the sculpture floating atop a makeshift lake, basking in the sunlight. Or visit in the early evening as the Earth glows, rest on the lawn under the stars and take a moment for reflection. Explore the program of events taking place around GAIA here.

Gaia, the Greek personification for ‘Mother Earth’, presents an opportunity for what’s known as an ‘Overview Effect’, the experience astronauts feel when first seeing the Earth from outer space. You’ll share their experience of awe for our planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment and each other.

The self-rotating sculpture will be suspended from the Outdoor Stage against the backdrop of the Gold Coast skyline and will be experienced with a specially made composition by BAFTA Award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Event Partner Paradise Point Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts as part of WONDER

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.

More about LukeRead our interview with Luke

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan which you can read on our FAQs page and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.

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