Spring Transforms

07th February 2023

Visitors are invited to experience our cathedrals anew this spring with a number announcing immersive sound and light art shows and others welcoming Gaia, the touring artwork representing our planet Earth. 

Spring Transforms Cathedrals

Chester and Exeter Cathedral both welcome Gaia this month.

Gaia, by UK artist Luke Jerram, measures six metres in diameter, and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface offering the visitor the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions.

The artwork also acts as a mirror to major events in society such as the renewed respect for nature following the COVID-19 pandemic, and in addition to Luke Jerram’s artwork, Chester  cathedral has organised a host of exciting, inspiring and thought provoking events from lectures exploring faith and science, crafts, yoga, music, and poetry – there’s also the chance to see Gaia in darkness. read more here.

Gaia opens on Tuesday 7 February to Sunday 5 March 2023.

It is free to enter with donations welcome. 

Following Luke Jerram’s hugely successful Museum of the Moon installation at Exeter Cathedral last February, this February Exeter is also hosting Gaia.

To accompany the installation there is a series of Gaia-themed events across Exeter produced by The Exeter City of Literature Partnership Network Gaia Creates  is themed around the environment and climate action, encompassing notions of care for, connection with, and celebration of our planet.

A new experience of Planet Earth, at Exeter Cathedral – 1 Feb – 27 February.

It is the first time Lincoln Cathedral has hosted Luxmuralis, the creative team behind many successful digital light and sound shows in our cathedrals. Life will transform the inside of this historic cathedral and take visitors on a journey to celebrate all that is around us, the earth, sea and the sky. Set to bespoke music,  Life is at Lincoln Cathedral from 15 – 18 February  – Click here for further information

Science by the same team will be at Carlisle between 23rd – 25th February as part of the city’s City of Light festival and will be lighting up the cathedral and the castle  Click here for further information.

Luxmuralis can also be found at Winchester Cathedral this March – part of a three-year artistic partnership with the cathedral. Natural phenomena and the creation of our world are explored in this new immersive sound and light show that explores the four elements of: Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

 6th – 11th March 2023 – ‘The Elements’ – Winchester Cathedral – Click here for further information

 And following the sellout success of their ‘Space’ light and sound show in Exeter Cathedral in 2020, artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis are returning with Renaissance and inviting visitors to become immersed in the greatest artworks of the Renaissance world and explore through the eyes of those artists the cultural, artistic, political and economic growth that changed Europe and influenced the world we live in today.

 21st – 25th March 2023 – ‘Rennaissance’ – Exeter Cathedral

Tickets here.

Luxmuralis is a collaboration between artist Peter Walker and composer David Harper. They create immersive sound and light art scapes using digital projections, transforming the interior and exterior of historic buildings and invite visitors to take a physical and emotional journey through the artwork. 

Photo: Life at St Albans 2022, Credit Luxmuralis.