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: On Tour
Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by Luke Jerram that is being presented at a number of arts and cultural festivals over the coming years. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition.
The artwork has recently been presented at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, toured five cities of India with the British Council and been presented in Aarhus, Denmark for the European Capital of Culture. The Museum of the Moon is currently being presented in the Olympic Water Cube, Beijing, China.
Listen to this 30 minute BBC Radio4 programme about the Museum of the Moon.
Opening of the Impossible Garden
The exhibition is a set of twelve experimental sculptural artworks, inspired by optical phenomena Jerram explored as part of his Leverhulme residency at the BVI (Bristol Vision Institute), University of Bristol.
The exhibition is open from 13 July – 25 November.
Earth Premieres at Bluedot Festival
Earth is a new touring artwork which premiered recently at Bluedot Festival, UK.
The artwork is 1.8 million times smaller than the real Earth with each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture describing 18km of the Earth’s surface. With this artwork, Luke hopes to create a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987.
The sculpture is presented with a specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones.
Han River Pavilion
The Han River Pavilion has been created for the Hangang Art Park in Seoul, Korea and is due to launch on 25th August 2018.
Created on a giant spud barge the Han River Pavilion has been designed to be both a location for contemplation and wonder, as well as an events space. Accessed from a walkway connected to the riverbank, the public will be able to explore the structure both during the day and at night.
New Royal Liverpool University Hospital Commission
Luke Jerram has just installed Tribute, an artwork commissioned by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals’ Organ Donation Committee and Royal Liverpool Dialysis Utilities Fund.
The artwork celebrates, remembers and gives thanks to the generosity of organ and tissue donors and their families. On display in the main reception area of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Tribute is due to be unveiled when the new hospital opens.
Commissioned by University of the West of England (UWE) Luke Jerram has created a diesel soot particle, which has been presented around Bristol this summer, raising awareness of the problems of diesel pollution.
Created 3 million X larger than a real 1μm sized particle, the artwork features many of toxic ingredients of the diesel fumes we inhale. Find out more
For this project Luke has been made Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE 2018
Made to contemplate the global impact of the disease, the Glass Microbiology sculptures were created as an alternative representation to the artificially coloured imagery of viruses 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: new cities announced for 2018
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.
To date over 1850 pianos have been installed in more than 55 cities worldwide and enjoyed by over 10 million people since it was first presented in 2008.
See list of forthcoming presentations in the events side bar above and on the Play Me, I’m Yours website.
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.