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.
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.
Events Linked to Museum of the Moon
Pilates under the ‘Museum of the Moon’
23 May 10am-12pm
Enjoy a Pilates session under Luke Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’ with popular local Pilates instructor Emma North. Just £20 through Art Tickets
Conversation Cafe with Luke Jerram (Online event)
28 May 7-8pm
Join Luke Jerram for an hour of free online conversation about his ‘Museum of the Moon’, and get the chance to ask your questions. Live via MS Teams.
This is a free event, but you need to register in order to be sent the link to join the session. Book your place through Art Tickets.
Picnic under ‘Museum of the Moon’
29 May 7-9pm
Enjoy a delicious picnic seated around Museum of the Moon, to the accompaniment of a live piano performance in this exclusive event. £120 per table for six. Book your table at ArtTickets
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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 Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.