The artwork Gaia at the Royal Palace

The Royal Palace is taking part in the Nobel Week Lights festival, which will light up Stockholm between 3 and 11 December 2022. The artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram will be on display in the South Gate of the Royal Palace.

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the Earth personified, or Mother Earth. The globe is seven metres in diameter, and was created using images from NASA's photographs of the Earth's surface.

Climate art

Artist Luke Jerram was inspired by the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change". The artwork aims to inspire respect for the planet we live on, and to encourage environmental awareness.


It is planned that the South Gate will be open from 10:00 until 22:00*
Entry to the South Gate is free.

*subject to temporary closures in connection with TV recording on 9 December and the Nobel Banquet on 11 December.

Nobel Week Lights

Nobel Week Lights will allow visitors to explore the city with new eyes, while also learning more about Nobel laureates and their work. Find out more at External link, opens in new window.

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court

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