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…
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. Watch it here.
Withdrawn - installation for Bristol European Green Capital
Visitors to Leigh Woods in Bristol, may have an unexpected encounter with a flotilla of abandoned fishing boats installed in the depths of the woodland. Commissioned by the National Trust, the boats are being used as a venue for special marine and environmental, sound installations, theatrical performances, lectures and interactive workshops, staged both in the daytime and at night. Go to the Withdrawn website.
Our latest exhibition of Glass Microbiology was at the Heller Gallery in NYC this August. Earlier this year the same series was exhibited alongside the Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo da Vinci at Artscience Museum in Singapore. Presenting the artworks in a completely different context, the artworks will be exhibited in Canterbury Cathedral 13th- 31st October.
The Invisible Homeless
This life size glass sleeping figure was made as part of an Arts Council funded residency at the Glass Hub in UK. The artwork was made to highlight the growing number of hidden and invisible homeless people there now are.
Although there are less people physically sleeping on the streets of our cities these days, there are thousands of hidden homeless people staying in a hostels, squats and other forms of unsatisfactory and insecure accommodation. Go to the project webpage.
Euclid - Artwork in development
Euclid, is a large mirrored stainless steel sculpture commissioned for the new Southville Primary School, by the Arnolfini in Bristol, as part of the Primary Capital Programme. The image above shows the inside of the artwork the children will be able to 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 will reflect itself, the children and the surrounding landscape of the school" said Luke.
Park and Slide was a giant 90m water slide presented on 4th May, on Park Street in Bristol for 'Making Sundays Special'. With 96,573 requests for a 'ticket to slide', more than 65,000 people came to watch on the day.