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…
An exhibition of Glass Microbiology was recently presented at Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral, as part of the Canterbury Festival. Altering how the work is read and interpreted, this is the first time the sculptures have been presented in a religious context.
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.
This giant E.coli sculpture was made for the Krebs Fest and presented at University of Sheffield. It was created to explore our perception of scale and to contemplate the hidden microscopic world around us. The artwork was temporarily displayed in the Winter Gardens and at Firth Hall, Sheffield. Find out more here.
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.
Withdrawn - Boats Delivered to their New Homes
Over the summer, visitors to Leigh Woods in Bristol had an unexpected encounter with a flotilla of abandoned fishing boats. Commissioned by the National Trust for the European Green Capital, Withdrawn was an installation and venue for a special programme of events. Now the artwork has been removed from the woodland and the boats delivered to their new homes across the city. Whilst most boats are being transformed into play equipment within schools and parks, Greygull is being converted into a cocktail bar, down at the docks.
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.