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Take a look at the new rotating 'Gaia' artwork on display at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds



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Take a look at 'Gaia', the newest exhibition at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds .

Customers will be able to view the rotating seven-metre diameter earth replica from tomorrow.

It is the first time the giant 3D installation has been in the East of England, having previously spent time in Taiwan, Australia, Hong Kong and the Natural History Museum.

Ian Clarke, head of sales and marketing, said: "We're absolutely delighted because this is the first opportunity we've had to put an event on since March, at the beginning of lockdown, and we're absolutely delighted we've got six and a half thousand tickets sales already."

Out of the 6,000 tickets bought so far, 38 per cent are first time visitors to The Apex and 15 per cent live outside of the West Suffolk area.

The artwork was designed by Luke Jerram who featured another installation - Moon - at The Apex last year.

The 3D installation is seven metres in diameter.
The 3D installation is seven metres in diameter.

Taking a whole four minutes to rotate completely, 'Gaia' features high resolution NASA imagery of the earth's surface, offering customers the opportunity to see the planet as only astronauts have.

The installation can be viewed at The Apex from tomorrow until October 18 between 10am and 4pm daily.

Entry to the exhibition is free but the arts centre has requested customers make a small donation.

To ensure social distancing, a limited number of people will be allowed to enter the auditorium at any given point and time slots will be limited to 25 minutes.

The newest exhibition is the first at The Apex since lockdown earlier this year. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.
The newest exhibition is the first at The Apex since lockdown earlier this year. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.

Visitors will be required to wear their own facemask in the auditorium with hand sanitiser stations available.

For more information on the exhibition visit: www.theapex.co.uk

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