Presented By Luke Jerram


28 August - 6 September

Type: Installation, Music, Spectacle

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Tickets: Free

Taking inspiration from the mythological mother of all life on earth, and scientific discoveries in the age of space travel, Gaia will renew your appreciation of the planet we call home. Luke Jerram’s illuminated 3D installation with surround sound from award winning composer Dan Jones, offers a vision of our world floating in space, with detailed NASA imagery of the earth’s surface, offering a unique contemplation on the interconnection and fragility of life on earth, uniquely presented in the spectacular setting of the Painted Hall.

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Site Access

There is level access to the performance location.

Viewing area

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available. There is a lift into the Painted Hall.

Accessible Toilets

Cutty Sark Gardens (50p charge, free for Blue Badge holders).

Blue badge parking

College Way car park.

Photo route

A photo route to the Old Royal Naval College can be found here.

Contact Alex if you have any Access questions: | 07899 893 935

Show Access


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.

An Audio brochure and BSL interpreted brochure can be found here.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described | Digital Access Available

What to expect: Family Friendly | Speech Free

A BSL interpreted description and Audio Description of the installation is available to listen to here.

Where to find it

Gaia will be presented in The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9NN.

About the artist

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally since 1997, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practice which are developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.

Supported by

Gaia is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, and Arts Council England. With thanks to the Old Royal Naval College.

Created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot Festival and The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres. With supporting partners Culture Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral.

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