AN artistic installation featuring a seven-metre-wide model of the Earth is coming to Oxford.

Gaia, a touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram, is bringing its globe to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin in High Street as part of Oxford Festival of the Arts.

The work can be admired from June 24 to July 10 and will be open from 9.30am until 5pm (or 6pm in July) from Monday to Saturday.

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The exhibition features detailed NASA imagery of the Earth's surface, floating in three-dimensions.

It aims to create the "overview effect" reported by some astronauts when viewing earth from space.

The event is free to attend. For more information, visit:


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

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