Gaia at Queens Cross

In celebration of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society’s (CRMS) 50th anniversary, an art exhibit that’s out of this world…

Mackintosh art exhibit
Gaia on Tour at Liverpool Cathedral. Images – Gareth Jones

The fantastic Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2023. To mark the occasion, the society has organised an exciting six month programme of events at Queen’s Cross Church.

The highlight of the program will be the first chance for the public to see the breathtaking artwork ‘Gaia’ by Luke Jerram. The installation was previously in Glasgow exhibited at the COP26 summit. This time around, Gaia takes centre stage in the church that previously played host to Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’ in 2018. On that occasion the society were honouring the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth. And the work left the audience Moonstruck!

The Installation

Gaia, referring to the Greek Goddess of Earth, is a 3-D art installation which slowly rotates allowing visitors the chance to see the world from every aspect. To add to the experience, the exhibit is accompanied by a sound track composed by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Of the artwork taking centre stage during the celebration, Luke Jerram says ‘Congratulations to the CRM Society on their 50th anniversary. We’re delighted to present Gaia and hope visitors get to see the Earth as if from space, an incredibly beautiful and precious place.’

The installation will be exhibited for six weeks from May till June, running concurrently with a number of events. On Wednesday 31st May ‘Lost Map Under Gaia’ sees Lost Map Records from the Isle of Eigg host a concert. Acts include Pictish Trail, Amy Ellis and the record label’s own DJs.

As well as the concert, the society are running a programme for schools which includes talks and activities for children.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Saturday 13th May – Saturday 24th June. The ‘Lost Map Under Gaia’ concert on Wednesday 31st runs from 7.30pm – 10.30pm. An exceptional artwork and one not to be missed!

Mackintosh Queens Cross Art Exhibit –

Gaia at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross
870 Garscube Rd, Glasgow
G20 7EL
Tickets available from Eventbrite here

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