Lunar Lullabies

Exhibitions: FREE

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Lunar Lullabies

Saturday 08 June - Sunday 06 October 2024


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A Galactic Journey Through 200 Years of Space Exploration!

Join Colchester’s own Jane Taylor on a celestial adventure, inspired by her timeless poem, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

Embark on a cosmic odyssey as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Essex writer’s passing and trace the fascinating legacy of the beloved nursery rhyme and its influence on modern-day comics and video games.

Discover how science, art and imagination have intertwined over the centuries to shape our culture and fuel our dreams of distant galaxies.

Lunar Lullabies showcases stunning artworks which explore space and science, alongside historical artefacts and contemporary pop culture nods. Explore objects ranging from meteorites and asteroid rocks to Lego Star Wars sets up close, discover all about humanity’s ‘giant leap’ to the moon and get lost in Peter Elson’s fantastical visions of space.

Families will have the opportunities to bring their own cosmic creations to life, transforming the gallery into an immersive playscape of imagination and discovery.

From interactive space objects,  and immersive extraterrestrial landscapes to sculptures of robots and rockets, there’s something for every space enthusiast, young and old.

Join this stellar voyage, where art, science, and dreams collide. Your journey to the stars awaits!


Featuring artists: Larry Achiampong, Nicola Burrell, Jackie Burns, Simon Cattlin, Jacqueline Davies, Anne Dexter, Peter Elson, Mark Garlick, Iris Gunnarsdottir , Henry Linstead, Mary Pawsey, Grayson Perry, Robin Pinnock, Ronan Porter, Leslie Thompson, Suzanne Treister, Matthew Turner, Clifton Wright, ‘S’ from Holiday Fun, and contributions from Holiday Fun families, YAK, and Young Carer’s Group. With loans from Chelmsford City Museum, Colchester Museums and Southend Museums.


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