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…
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 65000 people came to watch on the day. Watch this great film below or see this slide show in the Guardian. Organisations can contact us now for the DIY manual.
Street Pianos Across the Globe!
Play Me, I'm Yours is currently live in Stoke-on-Trent with 16 street pianos installed across the city for the public to play. 11 cities around the world have presented the artwork this year alone! This globally touring artwork will also be presented in Nicosia in Cyprus later this year. More info at www.streetpianos.com.
Maya Stops Train
Maya is a sculpture which acts as a three-dimensional pixelated portrait and can be found on platform 1 of Bristol Temple Meads train station. From a distance she appears to stand alone at the end of the platform. As you move closer, she fragments into 3D pixels. A train was recently held up when the driver thought the girl was real!
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.
Art of TV
Luke is currently working with a number of media companies in the UK to develop a series of art project documentaries for television. The 'Park and Slide' documentary created by Icon Films recently aired on the BBC's The One Show and was watched by 3.6 million people. Here's a screen test he did in 2007 for IWC television.
European Green Capital Commission
Luke Jerram has been commissioned by the National Trust and Bristol 2015 to create a new artwork for next year when Bristol is European Green Capital. Funding was recently secured from the Arts Council of England for the project by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP).
The expansion of Southville Primary School is part of Bristol City Council’s involvement in the Primary Capital Programme (PCP). As part of the development, Jerram has been commissioned by project curators Arnolfini to develop a new public art work for the school.