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…
5 small artefacts from the North Lincolnshire Museum have been selected to be cast in £1000 worth of 18 carat gold. The gold replicas will then be hidden across Scunthorpe and the region for the public to find and keep.
Clues to whereabouts of the 5 gold artworks will be woven into the visual content of 5 paintings for exhibition in 20-21 Visual Arts Centre from 18th February – 29th April 2017. Find out more.
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. The moon gets presented as a venue for events and as a surround sound installation.
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.
Play Me, I'm Yours Continues
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.
Play Me, I’m Yours has just finished in Boston, USA, but there are still five active pianos in Singapore, a couple in Aberdeen and two in Canary Wharf. We are currently working with a number of other potential partners for 2017 and 2018, so more new cities will be announced in due course – watch this space!
Making of Apollo Artwork
Working with the music of Philip Glass, this new artwork is being created to help spearhead the final stage of St George’s Bristol capital fundraising appeal.
The sound-wave sculpture, entitled Apollo (for the Greek God of music), will consist of approximately 100 hand-blown coloured glass roundels fused together to represent the rotated sound wave of the opening section of Philip Glass’ Etude No 2.
This dizzying film shows what happens when you attach a GoPro to a glassblowers punty. You also end up with a melted camera!
Glass Microbiology in Scotland
A collection of Glass Microbiology artworks was recently 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.
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.
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.