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Event: Gaia Exhibition

Saturday 20 November 2021 - Friday 24 December 2021
Opening times vary, see description

Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU


UK artist Luke Jerram's internationally renowned 'Gaia' installation will see a huge work of art depicting planet Earth exhibited at Rochdale town centre's Number One Riverside from 20 November until Christmas Eve.

Measuring seven metres in diameter and created from detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, it will provide the opportunity to see the planet on a big scale, floating in three dimensions.

The name ‘Gaia’ comes from Greek mythology, meaning the personification of the Earth.

A specially made surround sound composition by British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.

The exhibition is being staged in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council and Your Trust (formerly Link4Life), supported financially by the Garfield Weston Foundation.

The Gaia Exhibition will be open to the public seven days a week:

Entry fee: Free