Luke Jerram’s Mars

About the event

About the event

You won’t be able to miss this enormous and exciting art installation, coming to the Old Mill Lane campus this month! UK artist Luke Jerram’s Mars is on tour and it will stop in our Atrium.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, Mars features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of Mars surface. The artwork provides the opportunity to see the red planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions.

Mars will be open to the public from 5.00pm on Thursday 25 November, forming part of Barnsley Bright Nights. During public opening times, Mars will be lit and accompanied by a specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Public opening times

Thursday 25 November 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Friday 26 November 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 27 November 5.00pm – 8.30pm


Please share your photos and thoughts online using the hashtag #BarnsleyBrightNights.

Admission is free and there’s no need to book. Visitors will follow Mars Rover prints around Mars and exit via The Open Kitchen where they can purchase refreshments.

Mars background

The artwork allows us to view Mars from the air, as though we are a satellite mapping and studying the surface in perfect detail. Every valley, crater, volcano and mountain is laid bare for us to inspect. The artwork transports us to this desert wasteland, to imagine what it’s like to step foot on this incredible planet. Mars follows on from Luke’s other astronomical artworks, the Museum of the Moon and his Earth artwork Gaia.

Find out more about Mars and see some stunning images from the tour at:

Luke Jerram’s Mars

Luke Jerram’s Mars


Old Mill Lane campus, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AX