Appetite and ArtsKeele will be bringing Luke Jerram’s GAIA to Keele Chapel at Keele University from Saturday 6 November to Saturday 27 November​.

The artwork, which measures six metres in diameter, features 120dpi (Dots Per Inch) detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface*. GAIA provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions.

The installation creates a sense of the Overview Effect, something astronauts often experience as they look down on the Earth from space. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, GAIA may give the viewer a new perspective of our place on the planet, reminding us how precious it is and that we all have a responsibility to protect it for future generations.

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

There will be a full programme of events running alongside GAIA, with more information to be announced soon.

*The Imagery for the artwork has been compiled from Visible Earth series, NASA.