Gaia, world famous Earth artwork created from NASA imagery
Gaia, world famous Earth artwork created from NASA imagery, comes to Reading Town Hall
See artist Luke Jerram’s famous installation Gaia as part of Reading Climate Festival 2023. With surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer, Dan Jones.
Measuring seven metres in diameter and suspended inside Reading’s historic Concert Hall, Gaia features high-resolution NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface.
The installation creates a sense of the ‘Overview Effect,’ which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of this experience for astronauts are a feeling 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. Gaia is a visual representation of the fragility and beauty of the earth. The piece is coming to the town as a call to action for Reading in taking steps to make our town net zero by 2030.
You'll need to book your timeslot to attend. The Gaia experience will last approximately 30 minutes and slots are every 45 minutes.
Relaxed Sessions/Sessions with low lighting and lower sound.
Please contact the box office to book your tickets
11 June - 4pm – 5pm
18 June - 4pm – 5pm
Additional sessions later in the day, available to book online.
16 June - 4pm, 4.45pm, 5.30pm and 6.15pm
17 June - 4.15pm, 5pm and 5.45pm
Under 14s accompanie
Reading Town Hall,
City Centre, Berkshire RG1 1QH
Sat 10 Jun to Sun 18 June