Children’s artwork celebrates creation at Lichfield Cathedral

04th October 2023

Children’s artwork exploring the theme of creation has gone on display in Lichfield Cathedral as part of a package of events to coincide with the installation of artist Luke Jerram’s earth artwork, Gaia which is currently suspended in the nave of the cathedral.

Journey through Creation sees a number of mini installations dotted around the cathedral that reflect on the fragility of our planet and our care for creation including an indoor garden space, an aquarium complete with water effect lights and an artwork depicting a crashing wave made of plant-based cellulose, recycled and bead light catchers, suspended clouds and artwork created by children through the cathedral’s free summer activities.

Gaia, a 7m diameter installation of the Earth, is on display in Lichfield Cathedral until 5 November.

Gregory Platten, a canon at Lichfield Cathedral said:

“We are really pleased to have this exhibition in the Cathedral at the same time as Luke Jerram’s impressive Gaia installation. It allows us to show off the creative work of children from our summer activities and to celebrate the Earth and the creation of this beautiful blue planet we call home.

“My hope is that the exhibition encourages visitors to find a moment to reflect on their place on this Earth, their responsibility for its care, and for one another, and the love of God the Creator who made it.”

Children's artwork celebrates creation at Lichfield Cathedral Gaia

Journey Through Creation is on show during the cathedral’s normal opening hours and as part of the special Gaia Evening Events.