Museum of the Moon – An Installation in Photography by Luke Jerram. Rochester Cathedral

Museum of the Moon – An Installation in Photography by Luke Jerram. 

Rochester Cathedral – Rochester Kent

Dates: 13th February – 4th March 2020, open from 10am – 5pm each day (last daily entry 4.30pm)

And late nights – till 9pm (last entry 8,30pm) on – Evening viewings 24, 25 and 29 February; 2, 3 

and 4 March – 18:30–21:00 (last entry 20:30)

Evenings only – (Admission charge £2.00 adults; £1.00 children)

 

I went to see this amazing installation piece and found it moving a fairly emotional experience, this was obviously the same for many of the visitors as some stood in awe and others frantically looked at it from all sides, taking photos and selfies, mimicking their friends and family holding up this huge and powerful Moon Installation which is 7 metres wide…each 1cm squared section of photography on this piece is the equivalent of metres of the actual moon’s surface, the photographs making up this stunning installation are from the satellites which orbit the moon.

This is essentially an inflatable constructed in 3 dimensions, by the sculptor/Artist Luke Jerram.

My Photographs are here for you to view from visiting this event onFriday evening whilst the installation is  Illuminated – Mrs Ross-Elmer (Photography ADT).

 

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.

The 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 Provincial Arts. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol, ArtScience Museum and the Association for Science and Discovery Centres.