Luke Jerram’s spectacular installation Gaia, a detailed, seven-metre wide model of the planet Earth, is coming to the Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts this October. The multidisciplinary UK artist’s installation, which has toured the world, will be making its East Coast debut after appearing at Western Australia’s Joondalup Festival last year. The artwork, which will be suspended from HOTA, Home of the Arts’ Outdoor Stage, combines detailed NASA imagery of the planet’s surface with a surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning composer Dan Jones.

Gaia Luke Jerram’s  Gaia at HOTA. Photo supplied

“Gaia creates a sense of the Overview Effect, the experience of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment, as felt by astronauts in outer space,” said Jerram. “Now in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the artwork may provide the viewer with a new perspective; a sense that societies of the Earth are all interconnected and that we have a responsibility toward one another. After the lockdown, there has...

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