Museum of the Moon artwork unveiled at the Mackintosh Queens Cross Church

Photograph by Martin Shields

An extraordinary 7 metre diameter art installation, named Museum of the Moon, is making its debut in Scotland this summer at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church on Garscube Road from 11th May – 24th June 2018 – as part of the Take Me Somewhere festival and this year’s celebrations for Mackintosh 150 – the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birth.

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. 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.

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. 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.

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