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Artist behind Lancaster’s Gaia exhibition heading to Morecambe

The artist behind the spectacular Gaia exhibition in Lancaster earlier this year is heading to Morecambe to showcase his Mars installation.

Luke Jerram’s world-famous Mars artwork will be in orbit at Morecambe Winter Gardens from 10th-28th November.

Measuring an impressive seven metres in diameter, visitors will be immersed into space as the internally lit replica revolves only a few feet away.

The artwork features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Martian surface. At around one million times smaller than the actual planet, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 10 kilometres of the surface of Mars.

The artwork allows people to view Mars from the air, as though we are a satellite mapping and studying the surface in perfect detail. Every valley, crater, volcano and mountain is laid bare to inspect.  The artwork transports viewers to this desert wasteland, to imagine what it’s like to step foot on this incredible planet.

Admission is £3 for adults, £1 for children and under threes go free. Opening times vary.

Morecambe Town Council will also be running some events throughout the exhibition including concerts.

To view opening times and book your tickets, click here 

There will be a quiet hour every day - between 4pm and 5pm - to support visitors with conditions such as autism, dementia, and ADHD. The music will also be turned off.

The event comes following Gaia - the spectacular revolving artwork depicting how the world looks from the moon – which was hosted by Lancaster Priory in the summer.

Luke Jerram’s practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 23 years, he’s created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Find out more via his main website.

In 2019 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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