luke jerram's seven meter diameter moon continues its travels around the globe

luke jerram's seven meter diameter moon continues its travels around the globe

a seven meter diameter moon created by british installation artist luke jerram continues to travel the globe as part of its world tour ‘museum of the moon‘. the giant moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface which, at an approximate scale of 1:500,000, represents 5km of the moon’s surface within each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture.

luke jerram's seven meter diameter moon continues its travels around the globe

the installation sited at festival les tombées de la nuit, rennes france

all images © luke jerram



so far ‘museum of the moon’ has taken shape at venues across the UK and europe, with each setting activating the site, creating an ongoing collection of personal responses, narratives and mythologies. since completing the first leg of its tour last year, jerram has taken the large-scale installation has exhibited in china, australia, india, france, scotland and the UK. ‘museum of the moon’ prompts viewers to observe and contemplate cultural similarities and differences as it travels across these different places. for more information on the tour dates see here.

luke jerram's seven meter diameter moon continues its travels around the globe

the moon on its tour of india, delhi



from the beginning of human history, the moon has acted as a ‘cultural mirror’ to our beliefs, understanding and ways of seeing‘, it reads on the project website. museum of the moon allows us to observe and contemplate cultural similarities and differences around the world, and consider the latest moon science. depending on where the artwork is presented, its meaning and interpretation will shift.’

during british science week the installation was set at leicester cathedral

over 640,000 visitors came to see the artwork as a part of the the light festival of ghent

the installation set at mackintosh queen’s cross church in scotland

the sculpture highlights the arts and cultural programme of the gold coast 2018 commonwealth games

presented at tintern abbey in wales, for the wye valley river festival

during prototipoak, azkuna zentroa‘s sun disappears to make way for the moon

 the museum of the moon was presented in liverpool anglican cathedral as part of the tall ships regatta

the moon is currently on show at the beijing water cube

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