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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 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 Yinka Shonibare.  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Withdrawn - installation for Bristol European Green Capital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 Go to the Withdrawn website. 

See this Pdf map of the woodland with the artwork.

Glass Microbiology in NYC

Our next exhibition of Glass Microbiology is at the Heller Gallery in NYC this 10th July- 28th Aug. All the works on display will be for sale! The same series has just been exhibited alongside the Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo da Vinci at Artscience Museum in Singapore.

Hot Shop Audio Performance

In June 2015, Luke was invited to Wheaton Arts Centre in the USA to give a keynote and also create an artwork in their glass hot shop. Interviewing glass practioners and curators he fed samples of this audio into live recordings in the studio creating a sound performance artwork. The film above takes this sound score and blends it with film footage taken from Luke's glass residency at the Museum of Glass in Washington. 

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 is a mock up for this new work which is to be created this summer. 

" 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.

Play Me, I'm Yours

Play Me, I'm Yours has just been presented in Florence, South Carolina with 24 street piano installed across the city for the public to play. The public artwork will also be presented in Geneva, Paris, Stockholm this summer. The art project will be Canary Wharf, London  in September and Canterbury in October.  More cities are also to be announced soon. www.streetpianos.com

Commission from the KREBS Institute

Here in the UK, new ambitious and complex works are being developed for The Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield. Luke and his team are developing an mitochondrion in glass and a giant 30m long E.coli sculpture. The sculpture will be 20 million times larger than the real bacteria.  

Birmingham Museums Trust

Luke Jerram has been commissioned by Birmingham Museums Trust to develop a series of art proposals that connect and animate all the museums across the city. As well as researching the industrial history of the city he recently spent a day exploring the different sites and their hidden collections.

Park and Slide

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. 

Raising money for the charity Frank Water, organisations can contact us to buy the DIY urban slide manual. The slide in Londonderry has just raised £60,000 for Cancer Research UK! 

Residency at the Glass Hub

Luke Jerram has been awarded an Arts Council of England grant to carry out a three month residency at the Glass Hub in Wiltshire. During this period he will carry out experiments and develop new artwork in glass. Read the blog to see what he's been up to.