16 June – 2 July 2023
Measuring seven metres in diameter and suspended inside the vast space of the Landmark Arts Centre building in Teddington, Gaia features high-resolution NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface and a surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer, Dan Jones. The installation creates a sense of the ‘Overview Effect,’ which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of this experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. Gaia is a visual representation of the fragility and beauty of the earth. To learn more about the artwork by Luke Jerram click here.
Awe-inspiring art, plus late night viewings, music concerts, family and infants activities, yoga classes, school visits, specialist talks, and dedicated relaxed performance times for those who need them.
Events under Gaia
Family Yoga – Perfect For Fathers Day
Candlelight Classics – Earth and (Pop) Stars
Landmark Arts Centre is proud to be part of Richmond Arts & Ideas Festival. Under the theme of Togetherness and Change the entire borough is invited to take part via together. Inspiring through art, dance, music, spoken word. For more information on Richmond Arts & Ideas Festival and other events please visit their website.
Gaia has been created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot, and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
Photograph by W5, Belfast.
Yes, it is essential to book tickets for Gaia. Click to book tickets here
Tickets are selling very quickly so advance booking is highly recommended. It is unlikely we will have tickets available on the door.
You should receive an email from Ticketsolve [email protected] You may also be able to log into your account and access past bookings.
Your tickets will email to you again 24hrs before your booked slot, we will scan your QR code at entry so please have it ready.
Please do not print your QR code we can check your tickets if you don’t have a mobile device.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE EMAIL FROM LANDMARK ARTS CENTRE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING US.
Ticket dates and times can be altered once purchased. Please email [email protected] to arrange this so long as there are still spaces on the slot you want to move to.
Please also let us know if you are unable to attend so we can reallocate your tickets.
Gaia is a popular event and tickets are selling fast. We have held some tickets back and will be announced on our newsletter and social media channels if and when we release more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or sign up to our mailing list.
However we would advise booking a slot of the next most convenient time to avoid disappointment.
No, please bring your QR code on a mobile device or have the order number and name the order is booked under ready when you arrive.
Tickets are free therefore any any money paid is being treated as a donation we are unable to offer refunds. We would appreciate you letting us know if you can’t attend. so we can reallocate your slot.
Tickets to paid events are subject to our usual terms and conditions and are non-refundable.
Queues are likely for this event, we will do our best to get everyone admitted as close to their time slot as possible.
We ask that you arrive approx 10 mins before your allocated time.
All tickets for Gaia will come with a timeslot. You can arrive at any point during your timeslot. Early admittance is not permitted but we will do our best to accommodate latecomers where possible, but this is not guaranteed.
Details of your time slot can be found on your booking confirmation.
Yes, we have the café open during the day (10am – 4pm) offering sandwiches and cakes as well as refreshments. During the evening and at event the bar will be open.
Yes, we do have toilets. We have a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities
Yes, however the route to the viewing platform for Gaia will take you up 2 steps. Level access is provided for all customers if required via an alternative route and a wheelchair lift is available to reach the viewing platform. Please ask one of our friendly volunteers when you arrive for any additional assistance we can provide.
Yes, please do! But no professional photography. Remember to tag us on social media using the hashtags #EarthArtwork and tagging @landmarkartscentre
You are welcome to stay as long as you like once inside to take in the experience of viewing Gaia. We recommend allowing approx. 30-40 mins for your visit. The venue will close for private events, closures will be 1 hours after the final entry for your slow so still plenty of time for you to enjoy Gaia.
Yes absolutely, bring your kids, bring your friends, bring anyone! Everyone must have a ticket to gain entry. We have dedicated under 5’s sessions with more space for buggies but all are welcome at any time.
There is no onsite parking except for pre booked disabled parking – please call 020 8977 7558 to book this.
We advise travelling by public transport. There is limited parking on some of the side streets around the venue, but we ask that you are respectful to our neighbours, a small pay and display car park on Ferry Road.
Train: Waterloo to Teddington (approx. 35 minutes), then just over 10 minutes’ signposted walk
Bus: R68, 281, 285 all stop outside the Centre (‘Teddington Lock’): Stop M across the road, Stop U on the same side, or Stop Y nearby on Kingston Road. Also, 33 via Waldegrave Road, Stop A or Stop B opposite (both ‘Teddington Library’).
Tube: District line to Richmond and then bus R68 (above)
Cycle: on-site parking for up to 12 bicycles
For school / uniformed group bookings please email [email protected]
We are running dedicated schools workshops so please get in touch if these would be on interest.
Yes, we can’t open the doors without our amazing team of volunteers please go to www.landmarkartscentre.org/gaia-volunteering to find out more.