Chester Cathedral to Host Earth Artwork

A critically acclaimed touring artwork is set to be presented within Chester Cathedral throughout the month of February.

Entitled “Gaia”, the illuminated sculpture was created by British artist Luke Jerram and showcases a dramatic representation of the Earth’s surface.

With a diameter of seven metres, Gaia was created by Jerram using the most detailed imagery available (120dpi), collected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its construction. As a result, the artwork affords those witnessing its spectacle a rare chance to see the Earth as it looks when floating in space as a three-dimensional object.

While Gaia can be viewed during the day at the venerable Chester building, special showings entitled “Gaia by Night” will be held within the darkened cathedral. On both Tuesday and Sundays over the course of the installation, guests can appreciate this rare experience and view Gaia while listening to an exclusive soundtrack composed by the BAFTA Award-winning maestro Dan Jones.

Jerram is an internationally renowned installation artist based in the UK with a reputation for creating large-scale sculptures and artworks for public display, as well as live arts projects. His past works include “Glass Microbiology”, “Dream Director”, and “Museum of the Moon”.

Gaia by Night events at the cathedral will be held on Tuesdays and Sundays from February 7 until March 5 between 7 pm and 9 pm, with tickets priced at £5 per person. Chester Cathedral can be found on St. Werburgh Street in Chester.

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