There’s something about the moon that calls to us. Through mythical stories and scientific discoveries, the moon has always had a place in our minds. It’s just been announced that touring artwork, Museum of the Moon, is coming to Brisbane Festival this spring, so get ready to be dazzled under this giant glowing installation of the moon.
Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon is a touring piece of art by UK artist Luke Jerram. It’s a massive moon, measuring seven metres in diameter. Each centimetre represents about five kilometres of the moon’s surface. The installation is lit internally, and combines lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition to create something ethereal.
Jerram calls the moon a “cultural mirror” to society, as it reflected the beliefs of people around the world. It’s inspired many scientists and artists around the world, including Jerram himself. When he lived in Bristol, he was struck by the moon’s influence on the nearby tides. This moment of inspiration prompted him to create the installation we have today.
Museum of the Moon, alongside two of Jerram’s other works: Gaia and Mars, will be temporarily set up at West Village for the festival. One installation will display each week, so it’ll pretty much be an excuse to visit multiple times during the month.
This year, Brisbane Festival will take over the city from Friday, September 2 till Saturday, September 24. Unlike previous years, the festival will begin with the iconic Riverfire fireworks display, rather than conclude with it.
As for the 2022 lineup, we can expect plenty of rooftop parties as part of the Raise the Roof event as well as an open-air disco gig and multiple theatre productions.
You can find more info over at the Brisbane Festival website. Tickets go on sale June 6 and the full lineup is set to be announced in July.