© Photo by Mark Pickthall
The Culture House presents
Museum of the Moon
by Luke Jerram
19 Nov – 19 Dec
at Grimsby Minster
– Full programme to be announced W/C 1 November –
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Grimsby based arts and culture organisation The Culture House welcomes you to experience Museum of the Moon, a now famous touring art installation by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Having been seen at locations world-wide, Museum of the Moon is being hosted in Grimsby for the first time, also forming part of a wider ‘Light Gardens’ event.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, this large scale moon featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, will be installed in Grimsby Minster for a month and is free to view.
The installation brings together lunar imagery, ‘moonlight’ and a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.
Visitors can also enjoy tasty offerings from Grimsby Minster’s newly refurbished cafe, open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am until 2.30pm and learn more about this 12th century building.
A series of ticketed events inspired by the moon will take place across the month, including spoken word, live music, talks and theatre.
Charlotte Bowen, Culture House director said:
“We’re thrilled to be presenting this large-scale installation in Grimsby, in partnership with Grimsby Minster.
“It’s proven to really engage audiences with a sense of awe and wonder around the world – thanks to funding from Arts Council England and North East Lincolnshire Council, plus support from Without Walls, we are now able to bring it closer to local residents.
“The Minster itself is a beautiful community space and the perfect location to host it as well as host a series of events in conjunction.”
Luke Jerram said:
“I wanted to make the artwork seem as authentic and realistic as possible. For most people this will be their most intimate, personal and closest encounter they will ever gave with the Moon.
As a child I always wanted a telescope so I could study the Moon and the night’s sky. Now with my own Moon, I can fly there, study every detail and share this experience with the public”.