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 moon features incredibly 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 collect the local moon mythologies and stories, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
Glass Microbiology in Scotland
A collection of Glass Microbiology artworks is now on display in Brodie Castle, Scotland as part of Findhorn Bay Festival. 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. Read BBC news story about the show in Scotland.
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.
60 Streetpianos across Boston
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.
New Royal Liverpool University Hospital Commission
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals’ Organ Donation Committee and Royal Liverpool Dialysis Utilities Fund have awarded Luke Jerram the commission to create a Tribute ‘Donation and Transplant’ Artwork. The installation will be on display in the main reception area of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the artwork is due to be unveiled when the new hospital opens. The artwork, will celebrate, remember and give thanks to the generosity of organ and tissue donors and their families.
The initial design for the artwork consists of a tower of glass etched with personal stories
from organ and tissue donors, recipients and their families. Visitors will be able to sit or stand inside the artwork to contemplate the stories and experience the infinite reflections created by the mirrored ceiling and floor.
This vast 90ft long E.coli sculpture is to be presented in London 22-25th September at ExCel for New Scientist Live.
Bacteria are the simplest form of free living life and they exist everywhere in the world, from the deepest oceans to driest deserts and even in the clouds. Bacteria were the earliest form of life on our planet, and so this artwork could be considered as a curious portrait of our distant ancestors. If there is life on other planets (or moons) in our solar system, it’s likely, it will look like this.
The sculpture was made for the KREBS Fest and first presented at University of Sheffield in 2015.
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.