Following a sold-out installation in summer 2020, the jaw-dropping Gaia is returning to the Old Royal Naval College this summer. Due to popular demand, Gaia will be displayed in the magnificent Painted Hall for a month, including late night openings.
This monumental sculpture by Luke Jerram amazes audiences as it rotates slowly while suspended in mid-air, an exact scale replica of Earth made using NASA imagery.
The internally-lit Gaia is 1.8 million times smaller than Earth, with each centimetre of the sculpture representing 18km of the Earth’s surface. By standing 211 metres away from the slowly rotating artwork, viewers can see the Earth as it appears from the moon while enjoying a specially made surround-sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.
The sculpture provides an amazing opportunity for visitors to the Painted Hall to view Earth as it appears from space, floating in three dimensions like a ‘blue marble’.
Gaia Friday night openings will illuminate visitors’ worlds every Friday in June. These exciting late-night openings will allow visitors into the Painted Hall after hours, and include extended hours on the first day of opening, Sunday 30th May, and Sunday 6th June. The late-night openings will also include afterhours access to the Painted Hall Café to enjoy food and drink along with the Baroque and contemporary art upstairs in the Hall.
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