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by Luke Jerram

Gaia at Moors Valley

Gaia by Luke Jerram, Outdoors at Bluedot, 2018

Gaia by Luke Jerram, Outdoors at Bluedot, 2018

by Luke Jerram

Gaia at Moors Valley

17–19 September 2021

10:00AM - 10:00PM (last entry 9:30PM)

Inside Out Dorset 2021

Tree Top Trail, Moors Valley Country Park & Forest Horton Rd, Ashley Heath, Ringwood BH24 2ET

England – South West

Audio described
Large print available
Relaxed event
Sensory adaptive event
Wheelchair accessible


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In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Enjoy contemplating this spectacular artwork in the tranquil woodland of Moors Valley.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, Luke Jerram’s Gaia provides the opportunity to see our planet like never before, floating in three-dimensions.

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, you may gain a new perspective of your place on the planet; a sense that we are all connected and have a responsibility toward one another.

The installation creates a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Experienced by astronauts, they describe this as feeling in awe of the planet, gaining a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.

Between 9am and 10am each day, there will be a Relaxed Hour, designed with accommodations for people who would benefit from a more relaxed experience. If you are unable to attend, Gaia will be streamed via the festival Facebook page between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

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