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Luke Jerram: Gaia

Stare at a seven-metre-diameter model of the earth, just like you were peering down from space.
By Sarah Ward
August 02, 2022
By Sarah Ward
August 02, 2022

A giant globe has many uses, especially if you like pretending that you're in space. With the right imagery from NASA, it can look like the moon. Use visuals of the earth instead, however, and it can resemble this very planet of ours.

The person making all of this happen: UK-based artist Luke Jerram, who is best known for his Museum of the Moon installation. That huge hit is coming to Brisbane for Brisbane Festival, and it'll have company afterwards — starting with Jerram's Gaia.

With this eye-catching piece, a seven-metre-diameter globe orb will act as a mirror, showing a model of the earth. You'll see its details in a completely different way, and ideally gain a whole new perspective on the terrain we all call home. And if you've always wanted to stare at the planet just like you were peering down from space, here's your chance.

Natural Environment Research Council

Gaia will be on display for just six days, from Tuesday, September 13–Sunday, September 18, but you'll be able to take in its its wonders for free at West End's West Village.

And if you're keen to complete the trifecta, the third piece taking over the globe is Mars, getting you up close and personal with the red planet once Gaia is done shining.

Top image: Jim Hunstman.

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