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.
With works for sale, an exhibition of this work has just opened at Elena Shchukina Gallery in London.
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 displayed in the Winter Gardens and is now in Firth Hall, Sheffield. Read more here.
Harrison’s Garden is an artwork commissioned by Connect! and presented at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, UK. The installation is an imagined inner landscape and garden of 1000 clocks. Many of the clocks in this installation have been donated by the public to the project, each carrying their own personal story and significance. Clicking, ticking, the landscape of sound is beautiful, rhythmic and musical. The installation seems alive, gently twitching. We hope to grow this collection of clocks as the artwork tours.
Lullaby for the children of Bristol
On 10th October we delivered an illuminated surround sound Lullaby, by bike 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. Our latest performance was commissioned by Sustrans to celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle Network.
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 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.
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. Watch it here.
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 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. Read more
Play Me, I'm Yours
Play Me, I’m Yours is live in Hong Kong with dozens of street pianos installed for the public to play. This year, the artwork has also been presented in Stockholm, Geneva, Munich, Canterbury and Canary Wharf, London, Paris and Florence, S.Carolina. www.streetpianos.com
The Invisible Homeless
This life size glass sleeping figure was made as part of an Arts Council funded residency at the Glass Hub in UK. The artwork was made to highlight the growing number of hidden and invisible homeless people there now are.
Although there are less people physically sleeping on the streets of our cities these days, there are thousands of hidden homeless people staying in a hostels, squats and other forms of unsatisfactory and insecure accommodation. Go to the project webpage.