Redbridge residents mesmerised by Museum of the Moon exhibition

Photo credit: Jimmy Lee

We were overwhelmed by the fantastic response to our first Redbridge Outdoor Arts event this season, featuring touring artwork Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Vision RCL were honoured to home this astounding piece of artwork at the Walled Gardens at Valentines Mansion Gardens. The perfect location enhanced this exciting experience and interpretation for our 3,000 visitors that came to Valentines on 17-19 September. It was great to see so many families enjoying this wonderful event, which also included walkabout performers and singers.

During the day the views of the installation were incredible and the fine details of this artwork were completely realistic. The real showstopper was during the evening, as the sky turned dark visitors were mesmerised by the sheer beauty of this light installation.

About Museum of the Moon

This awe-inspiring installation has travelled all over the world and throughout the year will be visiting places such as the USA and Belgium. We are privileged that Redbridge has now been included on the journey of Museum of the Moon.

The artwork itself 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 installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones

The artwork was presented by Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure through a partnership with the Without Walls Consortium and the Circulate London Consortium with funding from Arts Council England.

Museum of the Moon has been co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton FestivalWithout Walls, Cork Midsummer FestivalWe The CuriousLakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes  and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The artwork has been created in partnership with the UK Space AgencyUniversity of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

Redbridge Outdoor Arts

Redbridge Outdoor Arts is an exciting programme of cultural events animating public spaces. Through the programming of high quality, innovative UK and international outdoor arts we aim to attract, engage and inspire local people, creating new and diverse audiences in Redbridge. Presenting free, accessible and welcoming experiences for everyone encourages a sense of civic pride through the shared experience of Outdoor Arts.

Redbridge Outdoor Arts is managed by Vision RCL’s Culture Development Team. The programme is delivered in partnership with Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation Without Walls through their Touring Network Partnership and the Circulate Outdoor Arts for London consortium.

Funding of both projects comes from the Arts Council of England with funding from Without Walls through their National Portfolio Grant and Project Grants through the Circulate consortium led by Vision RCL.

Visit the Vision website for further information on the Redbridge Arts Outdoor Arts programme.
For further information about the artist, visit the Luke Jerram website.

Redbridge Outdoor Arts is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Find out more on Without Walls website.

Redbridge Outdoor Arts is a consortium member in Circulate Outdoor Arts for London, a group of arts organisations working together to bring outstanding, free outdoor arts events to London, enlivening the neighbourhoods where people live. Find out more on Circulate website

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