Luke Jerram – Museum of the Moon

17 May to 5 June

Museum of the Moon is a breath-taking touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Visitors to the main gallery of 20-21 Visual Arts Centre can admire the stunning moon sculpture, measuring six metres in diameter, which will hang within the atmospheric nave of this Grade II* listed former church building. The sculpture features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:600,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 6km of the moon’s surface.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is the latest of a number of venues, both indoors and outdoors, to have presented Museum of the Moon – each venue providing an individual experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it has travelled from place to place, it has gathered new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science. Click here to see Museum of the Moon in its previous venues.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

During the course of the exhibition at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, a number of lunar inspired events have been planned to make the most of this unique installation. Exciting announcements and booking details to come soon.

About Luke Jerram

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, 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.

Conversation Cafe with Luke Jerram

28 May 7pm

Join Luke Jerram for an hour of free online conversation about his ‘Museum of the Moon’. Live via MS Teams.

For our live online Conversation Cafe, Luke Jerram will be talking about Museum of the Moon. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session, please provide your own refreshments!

While this is a free event, you need to register in order to be sent the link to join the session. Book your place through Art Tickets.

Please contact with any enquiries.

Museum of the Moon has been co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International FestivalBrighton FestivalWithout WallsCork Midsummer FestivalWe The CuriousLakes AliveProvincial Domain DommelhofLes Tombées de la NuitRennes and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has been created in partnership with the UK Space AgencyUniversity of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

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