The Skegness theatre is “over the moon” about their upcoming exhibition!
The Embassy Theatre in Skegness is “over the moon” to announce that it will host three renowned installations by the artist Luke Jerram this coming spring!
Gaia, Museum of the Moon and Mars will be exhibited at the Lincolnshire Coast venue from 10th February to 24th March 2023.
This unique season in Skegness, Lincolnshire, will see all three pieces visiting one venue consecutively for the very first time in the UK. Their six-week stay will see the venue transformed from a traditional theatre into a space for reflection, observation and education. Gaia (Earth) will open the season followed by the Museum of the Moon with the Lincolnshire and East Coast debut of Mars concluding the season.
Previously, Museum of the Moon and GAIA has been exhibited in four other iconic Lincolnshire heritage sites, at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, Lincoln Cathedral, The Collection Archaeology Museum in Lincoln and Grimsby Minster, where GAIA is currently on exhibition until 11 December 2022.
Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practice which is developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large-scale public artworks. You can visit his website at lukejerram.com.
Public admission to view the inspirational works will be bookable online in the New Year and completely free!
Tickets will also be available to attend the programme of events including an evening talk with interactive Q and A for the launch of Mars in Lincolnshire by the artist Luke Jerram on 10th March. For further information about this event, subscribe to the Visit Lincolnshire newsletter or follow our accounts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Cllr Graham Marsh, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture in East Lindsey said: “This is a fantastic chance for residents, schools, community groups and businesses to access these amazing art installations for free. This will be the first time in Lincolnshire where people can see Luke Jerram’s creations in succession, including Mars, the only venue on the East coast to secure this opportunity. Everyone of any age will be amazed and learn something new when the installations come to Skegness.
“East Lindsey District Council is pleased to support this event, which as part of the council’s newly adopted Cultural Framework, will bring more people access to culture and events on their doorsteps.”
Pollyanne Trapmore-Shaw, Manager of the Embassy Theatre and season creative producer is hugely excited to see the positive impact this ambitious season in Skegness will have.
Pollyanne said: “Luke’s creations are trail blazing in terms of their ability to resonate with so many people in so many different spaces. In their presence – everyone is equal! I simply had to seize a unique opportunity to bring this in Orbit of our communities. I’m both delighted and extremely grateful to be supported in delivering on this vision and to also demonstrate how flexible, accessible, and beneficial to the area our venue is – in particular at this time of year.
“More than just a stage, the Magna Vitae Embassy Theatre, supported by stakeholder investment, is entering a new phase where showcasing and creating opportunities through culture, art and entertainment is becoming recognised as the industry of our area and for the future.”
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