Luke Jerram's multidisciplinary arts practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live artworks. Living in the UK but working internationally, Jerram creates art projects which excite and inspire people around the world.
Here is the latest news about his work…
Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by Luke Jerram that will be presented in a number of arts and cultural festivals over the coming years. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the inflated moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.
Presented in a number of different ways, as it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
Zika Virus in Glass
This glass scultpure of Zika Virus has just been created. Made to contemplate the global impact of the disease, the artwork was created as an alternative representation to the artificially coloured imagery of the virus received through the media.
Jerram’s Glass Microbiology sculptures are in private collections around the world. Museum collections include The Metropolitan Museum NYC, The Corning Museum, The Wellcome Collection, London. Find out more about Glass Microbiology here.
Play Me, I'm Yours
Play Me, I’m Yours is an installation of street pianos which are located in cities across the world. The pianos are available for any member of the public to play and enjoy. By creating a place of exchange Play Me I’m Yours invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.
The Invisible Homeless
This life size glass sleeping figure was made as part of an Arts Council funded residency at the Glass Hub in the UK. The artwork was made to highlight the growing number of hidden and invisible homeless people there now are.
As well as seeing an increase in the number of people sleeping on the streets in the UK, there are thousands of hidden homeless, staying in a hostels, squats and other forms of unsatisfactory and insecure accommodation. Go to the project webpage or see the BBC news story about this artwork.
Lullaby for the Children of Bristol
On 10th October 2015, the illuminated surround-sound bicycle artwork Lullaby was delivered to the children of Bedminster and Southville in Bristol. With around 60 cyclists taking part, Lullaby is a gift to a city, created by its own citizens and delivered at dusk, to the public’s door. This latest performance was commissioned by Sustrans to celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle Network.
Bloomberg Television Documentary
This brilliant 25 minute documentary describes Luke Jerram’s arts practice and interviews some of his recent collaborators. Filmed by Northern Town Media, Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. Artists in the series include Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker and Anish Kapoor.
Euclid is a large mirrored stainless steel sculpture, commissioned by Arnolfini, for the new Southville Primary School in Bristol, as part of the Primary Capital Programme. The image above shows the inside of the artwork the children can climb into.
“ Whilst expressing my interest in the microscopic world, the artwork is a fusion of geometry, optics and engineering. Acting as a den and contemplation space for children to climb inside, the structure reflects itself, the children and the surrounding landscape of the school” said Luke.