1 million Audience for Our Place in Space

Our Place in Space Sculpture Trail attracts an audience of 1 million in 7 months


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  • Sculpture Trail designed by artist Oliver Jeffers and astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt, delivered by a creative team led by the Nerve Centre, has attracted 1 million visitors across four UK cities.
  • 28,000 students and 2,200 teachers participated in related digital creativity workshops
  • An Augmented Reality app has been downloaded in 150 countries across the globe
  • Our Place in Space will make its homecoming at the Ulster Transport Museum and North Down coastal path in early 2023.

Organisers behind Our Place in Space, the Northern Ireland flagship commission of UNBOXED: Creativity, have revealed that the epic 10km, scale model of the solar system, designed by award-winning artist Oliver Jeffers with astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt, has attracted live audiences of over 1 million since it first launched in Derry~Londonderry, earlier this year.

Project producers Nerve Centre revealed the earth-shattering figures as Our Place in Space wraps up its latest installation in Liverpool following successful visits to Derry~Londonderry, Belfast and Cambridge.

The figures have been released as part of wider data setting out the impact of UNBOXED. Designed to be accessible and inclusive to all, UNBOXED brought people together through a mix of live events, digital and broadcast content and reached a combined audience of over 18 million across its 10 commissions.

While the announcement marks the end of other UNBOXED live events, Our Place in Space will continue into 2023 when it will make a much-anticipated homecoming to Northern Ireland. Audiences will have the chance to catch the installation at the Ulster Transport Museum and North Down coastal path when it opens in February.