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Crossings - Art in Gloucester Docks

Coming to the Gloucester Docks this summer is Crossings, an immersive art installation from artist Luke Jerram.

Luke Jerram Crossings

On a journey

Visitors will have the opportunity to row out in the Gloucester Docks in one of several brightly decorated boats and be taken on an audio journey, transported to another life.

A trip in one of the rowing boats transports you into the world of the story tellers through 30-minute audio stories. The live sounds of the rowing boats and the docks will blend with the recorded audio, to help create a truly engaging and immersive experience.

Crossings was created by Luke Jerram in collaboration with BBC Radio 4 producer Julian May. Luke Jerram's multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. In 2022 alone he had 104 exhibitions in 25 different countries, visited by more than 2 million people.

Crossings will be at the National Waterways Museum Gloucester, 9 August - 3 September 2023. It is supported by Arts Council England and Gloucester City Council and was originally commissioned by Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park. Boats will cost £10 for up to 1 hour and can fit a family of four or up to three adults. Ticket booking will open soon.

Last Edited: 15 August 2023

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