11 May to 24 June 2018
An extraordinary art installation, named Museum of the Moon, is making its debut in Scotland this summer.
The installation is being brought to Scotland by UZ Arts who are working in partnership with Synergy Concerts, Take Me Somewhere festival, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and Kelburn Castle Estate.
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The moon has been stunning viewers across the world and now the people of Scotland will get the opportunity to see the highly detailed installation for themselves.
Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
A series of events including specially commissioned music, film, talks and performances from artists inspired by the moon, will take place at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross between 11th May and 24th June 2018, part of the celebrations for Mackintosh 150 – the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth. The moon will then move on to Kelburn Castle Estate where it will be visible at the annual Kelburn Garden Party from 29th June until 1st July.
Stuart Robertson, Director of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing Museum of the Moon to Mackintosh Queen’s Cross. The Moon has been a major influence on artists, musicians and poets throughout the centuries. A young Charles Rennie Mackintosh was no different; in 1892 he created his first symbolist watercolour, The Harvest Moon. This depicts the annual phenomenon, when the first full moon is closest to the autumnal equinox or the time of year when crops are traditionally harvested. We have a programme of exciting events running alongside Museum of the Moon which will be revealed in the coming weeks. This is going to be a spectacular event and a must-see if you are in Glasgow this summer!”
Entry times to view Museum of the Moon:
Monday to Saturday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm Sunday: 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
Venue closes at 5pm, last entry 4.45pm.
Tickets for Museum of the Moon cost £5.00 (£3.00 concessions) plus booking fee and can be purchased at www.museumofthemoon.com
We are currently working on the full programme and it will be available soon. So keep a look out on www.museumofthemoon.com
and our social media and the UZ Arts website for updates.