Poems under GAIA: Poetry Workshop

Thursday 25 November 2021

Appetite and ArtsKeele are so excited to be bringing Luke Jerram’s GAIA to Keele Chapel at Keele University from Saturday 6 November to Sunday 28 November. The artwork, which measures six metres in diameter, features 120dpi (Dots Per Inch) detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface*. GAIA provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions.


The installation creates a sense of the Overview Effect, something astronauts often experience as they look down on the Earth from space. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, GAIA may give the viewer a new perspective of our place on the planet, reminding us how precious it is and that we all have a responsibility to protect it for future generations.

A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.

Gaia was originally commissioned in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres. With supporting partners Culture Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral.