As part of Knowsley’s year as Borough of Culture in 2022, we were delighted to welcome Gaia, the stunning artwork by Luke Jerram, to St. Chad’s.

Gaia is a touring artwork that aims to demonstrate the fragility of the planet. Measuring 6 metres in diameter it is a replica of the ‘earth’ created from detailed NASA imagery of the earth’s surface. The artwork provides a unique opportunity to view our planet, floating in three dimensions and revolving slowly.

Its creator Luke Jerram said: “I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. An ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home.”

In addition to being visually dramatic, Gaia was also accompanied by a surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning composer Dan Jones.

See some photos here or here.

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