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Posted Monday, May 7th 2018

Museum of the Moon at Ashton Park School

After wowing audiences at the Commonwealth Games in Australia and touring India with the British Council this spring, the Museum of the Moon is returning to Bristol.

The Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by Bristol based artist Luke Jerram. Luke is known in the city for the giant waterslide ‘Park and Slide’ he installed down Park Street and more recently his installation ‘Play Me I’m Yours’ saw 20 street pianos placed across the city for everyone to play.

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.

In 2017 the Moon was presented at the University of Bristol where over 16,000 visitors SAW the artwork over one weekend.

This time the artwork will be on display at Ashton Park secondary school, from Thursday, July 5th – Sunday, July 8th, raising money to improve sound and lighting facilities in the main school hall.

Luke, whose child attends the local secondary school, said: “The endless funding cuts imposed to frontline services from central government are impacting all our children.

“It’s great to be able to do what I can to support my local secondary school, to help try and counter the impact of this. I hope the artwork will inspire the children of the school to have an interest in both arts and science.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity to help raise the much needed funds to enhance our performing arts facilities,” said associate head Steve Moseley.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Luke’s support and the arrival of his moon will provide many exciting learning opportunities for our pupils.”

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