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GAIA – Giant Earth Artwork

Douglas
GAIA – Giant Earth Artwork

When

20th April - 12th May 2024
10am - 8pm

Where

St Thomas’ Church
Douglas

Cost

Free in daytime
£3 for evening sessions

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An unique and inspiring #EarthArtwork installation which helps people understand the importance of, and challenges facing, the environment will be coming to the Isle of Man this month.

‘Gaia’ is a giant illuminated hanging Earth measuring six metres in diameter and is 2.1 million times smaller than the real Earth. It will be on public display at St Thomas’ Church in Douglas from 20 April to 12 May, coinciding with #EarthDay on 22 April.

You’ll need to book a ticket to a session to visit Gaia.

Sessions (up to 45 minutes each) are between: Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 1pm – 4pm, selected evening openings (generally Mon, Tue, Fri and Sat) 6pm – 8pm.

Day sessions are free with donations welcome on entry or in advance to St Thomas’ Church, evening sessions are £3. Special events may have a separate charge.

Book a Quiet Session for low lighting and lower sound. You may wish to bring ear defenders or tinted glasses if you have aversion to lighting.

Note this is not an all seated event you can move around the venue to see Gaia and go under it, although you may choose to sit in the pews for a time.

The globe has toured the world, including visits to Hong Kong, London and Australia. A visit to Jersey drew 30,000 visitors last year with similar artwork ‘Floating Earth’.

Gaia will be installed in the nave at St Thomas’ Church in Douglas, with a bespoke surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning Composer Dan Jones playing alongside the sculpture. An exciting programme of events and workshops will also take place during the three week placement.

The visit has been supported by a partnership of organisations including Net Zero Isle of Man, the Isle of Man Arts Council and headline sponsors Ørsted .

Gaia artist, Luke Jerram said: ‘I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. An ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home.’

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