Gaia

Sunday 15th - Sunday 22nd March
  • Gaia Earth Artwork by Luke Jerram
  • Gaia Earth Artwork by Luke Jerram
  • Gaia Earth Artwork by Luke Jerram
  • Gaia Earth Artwork by Luke Jerram
  • Gaia Earth Artwork by Luke Jerram

Gaia, a touring artwork by Luke Jerram, is a stunning replica of our planet, created using 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface. The sculpture provides an incredible opportunity to view Earth as it might be seen from space, floating in three dimensions.

The stunning artwork at St. Mary's Cathedral aims to create a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. 

The artwork is 1.8 million times smaller than the real Earth with each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture describing 18km of the Earth’s surface.

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

In Greek Mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth.

This is Gaia's first visit to Ireland!

Cost of entry is €1 for adults while children and school groups have free entry.

Dates & Times:

  • Monday 16th to Saturday 21st March: 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
  • Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd March: 1.30pm to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

#EarthArtwork

Location
Limerick City
Address
St. Mary's Cathedral
St Mary's Cathedral, Bridge Street, Limerick City V94 E068
More Info
Opening Hours
  • Monday 16th to Saturday 21st March: 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
  • Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd March: 1.30pm to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Price(s)
Adult - €1
Child - FREE
School Groups - FREE