MUSEUM OF THE MOON AT MACKINTOSH QUEEN’S CROSS & KELBURN GARDEN PARTY
UZ Arts and partners bring Luke Jerram’s amazing art installation the Museum of the Moon to Scotland. The project launches at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross in Glasgow with a live concert of Darker side of the Moon on the 11th May 2018.
The installation continues until the 24th June with talks, music and events. It then moves to the Kelburn Garden Party on the 29th June.
The project has been created in partnership with Synergy Concerts, The Take Me Somewhere Festival, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and Kelburn Castle Estate.
When does Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon come to Scotland?
The Museum of the Moon will be installed in Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, Maryhill, Glasgow from 11th May to 24th June inclusive and at Kelburn Garden Party from 29th June to 1st July inclusive.
Mackintosh Queen’s Cross
10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm every day
Venue closes at 5pm, last entry 4.45pm.
Where can I find the full programme for events at Museum at the Moon at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross?
The full programme is available on a dedicated Museum of the Moon webpage. Click here to find out what’s on and to purchase tickets. Keep a look out on our UZ Arts Facebook page and the UZ Arts website for updates.
Why is the “Museum of the Moon Presents: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON performed live by START TO END” event for over 14s only?
There will be a bar open serving alcoholic beverages during the concert. 14-16 year olds can attend the event if accompanied by an adult (over 18). Unfortunately, due to council licensing laws, there is a strict no under 14s allowed entry. Under 14s are, however, more than welcome to visit the installation during the day.
Is there disabled access?
There is ample disabled access to the venue, Queen’s Cross Church. You can contact them directly for further details click here
Please note: Due to the nature of the fixed furniture and fixtures in the church, like pews, there may be some restriction in viewing, however we will endeavour to get everyone the best views possible. Please let us know if you require disabled access when you purchase your tickets.
How much does it cost to see the installation?
The Museum of the Moon installation is a paid entry event.
Dates: 11th May – 24th June
Opening times: 10am – 5pm every day
Entry session times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm (last entry 4.45pm)
Tickets price: £5.00 or £3.00 concession (under 16s, over 65s, unemployed – ID required) plus transaction fees. Babies in arms and buggies have free entry at venue staff’s discretion. Tickets available to purchase on the door, subject to availability.
Click here to purchase tickets online for the Museum of The Moon Installation at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross by Luke Jerram
How can I purchase tickets for the special events?
Information about and the purchase of tickets for the many special events during the Museum of the Moon at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross run can be found on the dedicated webpage. Click here to find out what’s on and to purchase tickets.
More special events still to be announced. You can also find out about events and developments on the Museum of the Moon Facebook Page and the UZ Arts Facebook Page.
Will the Museum of the Moon installation tour elsewhere?
Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon has its own website that has a full rundown of future touring venues, click here for more information.
Museum of the Moon at Kelburn
UZ Arts brings Luke Jerram’s amazing art installation the Museum of the Moon to Scotland. The project launches at the Mackintosh Queen’s Cross in Glasgow with a live concert of Pink Floyd’s classic album Dark Side of the Moon on the 11th May 2018. Special events are confirmed through the run of the Museum of the Moon. You can find out more about the installation, the special events at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross and how to purchase tickets by clicking here.
The Museum of the Moon will move to the magical Never-ending Glen at Kelburn Garden Party on the 29th June as part of a major new visual art project being developed by Kelburn Castle Estate and UZ Arts.
The Kelburn Garden Party is a weekend long summer music and arts festival in Ayrshire, 29th June – 2nd July. You can find out about the musical line up, arts events and how to purchase tickets on their website here.
MUSEUM OF THE MOON ARTWORK TO TOUR THE COUNTRY
An extraordinary 7m diameter art installation, named Museum of the Moon, is making its debut in Scotland this summer.
The installation is being brought to Scotland by UZ Arts who are working in partnership with Synergy Concerts, Take Me Somewhere festival, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and Kelburn Castle Estate.
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The moon has been stunning viewers across the world and now the people of Scotland will get the opportunity to see the highly detailed installation for themselves.
Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
A series of events including specially commissioned music, film, talks and performances from artists inspired by the moon, will take place at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross between 10th May and 24th June 2018, part of the celebrations for Mackintosh 150 – the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth. The moon will then move on to Kelburn Castle Estate where it will be visible at the annual Kelburn Garden Party from 29th June until 1st July.
The first live music event under the moon at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross will take place on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May and is entitled: Museum of the Moon presents: Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd’s 1973 seminal album, will be performed live by Start to End’s world class seven piece band. Doors 7.30pm. Over 14s. Tickets £16.50.
Neil Butler, Artistic Director, UZ Arts – Scottish producers of the show – commented: “The Museum of the Moon has an extraordinary presence and provides a magical experience for the public. In the setting of Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, it will provide inspiration for the artists and musicians who will create their lunar inspired events beneath the Moon. At the Kelburn Garden Party, the Moon will be located in the Neverending Glen – one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland.”
Brian Reynolds of Synergy Concerts, said: “Mackintosh Queen’s Cross is already the most beautiful venue in Glasgow and this is one of the most breathtaking installations I’ve ever seen. I’m thrilled to be collaborating again with my dear friend and ex Arches comrade, LJ Findlay Walsh. I’ve got some brilliant concerts and events up my sleeve including the world class Start to End musicians performing Pink Floyd’s classic album Dark Side of The Moon, while you examine the dark side, in the light.”
LJ Findlay-Walsh of Take Me Somewhere festival, said: “Take Me Somewhere champions artists working in distinctive and radical ways and aims to bring transformative cultural experiences to the city of Glasgow. We are delighted to bring Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram to the communities within Maryhill and the city more widely. A unique work, it encourages many things from wonder and reflection to celebration, also acting as a reflective surface for its environment, the beautiful Mackintosh Queen’s Cross.”
Stuart Robertson, Director of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing Museum of the Moon to Mackintosh Queen’s Cross. The Moon has been a major influence on artists, musicians and poets throughout the centuries. A young Charles Rennie Mackintosh was no different; in 1892 he created his first symbolist watercolour, The Harvest Moon. This depicts the annual phenomenon, when the first full moon is closest to the autumnal equinox or the time of year when crops are traditionally harvested. We have a programme of exciting events running alongside Museum of the Moon which will be revealed in the coming weeks. This is going to be a spectacular event and a must-see if you are in Glasgow this summer!”
Museum of the Moon will then move on to Kelburn Castle in Largs for the annual Kelburn Garden Party from 29th June until 1st July. This is part of a major new arts initiative in the Neverending Glen, currently being developed by the Kelburn Estate and UZ Arts.
David Boyle of Kelburn Garden Party, said: “We are extremely excited to be bringing Luke Jerram’s magnificent Museum of the Moon into the magical setting of Kelburn’s Neverending Glen as part of an ambitious arts programme at The Kelburn Garden Party in 2018. Nestled in the glen and reflected in the waters of the Kelburn, the proposed site at the Waterfall Pool will provide a setting like no other and an extraordinary place of wonder and reflection.”