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.
The next presentation of the artwork will be in the UK at Lakes Alive.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the inflated moon features 120dpi 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 an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
A collection of Glass Microbiology artworks will soon be presented in Scotland at Findhorne 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.