The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society is set to mark the 50th anniversary of its foundation with a six-month programme of cultural events, the highlight of which is Luke Jerram’s awe-inspiring touring installation, Gaia.
Named after the Greek goddess of Earth, Gaia is 2.1 million times smaller than the real Earth with each centimetre of the internally-lit sculpture describing 21 kilometres of our planet’s surface. By standing 181 metres from the artwork, the public will be able to see the Earth as it appears from the moon. Measuring six metres in diameter and created from 120dpi NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, the artwork provides the opportunity to see the Earth floating in three dimensions as it slowly revolves, accompanied by a specially composed soundwork by BAFTA-winning Dan Janes. Tickets available online (see panel).