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 touring artwork by Luke Jerram that is being presented at a number of different arts, science and cultural venues 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.
Listen to this 30 minute BBC Radio4 programme about the artwork.
Gaia: On Tour
After its presentation at the Natural History Museum in London in December, Gaia is now simultaneously on display in Salisbury Cathedral for the Salisbury International Festival and in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral for River Festival Liverpool.
This new touring artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet, floating in three-dimensions and aims 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.
New Book 'Luke Jerram: Art, Science & Play'
Luke Jerram: Art, Science & Play provides a fascinating insight into the evolving practice of international artist Luke Jerram. With over fifty colour photographs and two specially commissioned texts by Ken Arnold (Wellcome Collection) and Mark Ball (Manchester International Festival) the publication delves into the mind of an artist known for his imaginative ability to combine art, science and play, showing us that (in his own words) “anything is possible.”
Opportunity for new Graduates! Dreamtime Fellowship at Spike Island
Initiated with funding and support from Luke Jerram, Spike Island can now offer a fellowship to a recent graduate artist living in Bristol. The selected artist should have graduated from a BA or MA Fine Art course from any institution within the last five years.
The successful applicant will have 24-hour access to their own studio space at Spike Island for a year, from September 2019 to August 2020. They will also be granted Spike Associates membership, which offers free access to regular talks, studio visits from artists, critics and curators, and peer-to-peer learning and support. The selected artist will also receive a bursary of £5,000 and three one-to-one mentoring sessions with Luke Jerram throughout the year.
BBC Radio4 Front Row Programme
Radio programme first broadcast in January 2019, presented and written by Luke Jerram, touring interesting walls of his home town in Bristol. Directed by Julian May.
Over the years Jerram has done hundreds of interviews about his artwork on both radio and television. See press area. Only recently has he started informally presenting programmes in this way.
From its conception back in late 2017, the Han River Pavilion was designed to be both a location for contemplation and wonder, as well as a space for events. Accessed from a walkway connected to the riverbank, the public are able to explore the structure both during the day and at night.
The River Pavilion is:
- A venue for concerts, film evenings, lectures and community led events.
- A space for contemplation, participation and activation.
Apollo Sculpture Unveiled in Bristol
Suspended from the ceiling of the £6.3m extension at St George’s, the new Apollo artwork is named after the Greek god of music.
The sculpture’s design was inspired by a sound wave taken from 2nd Etude, composed by Philip Glass and performed by him at St George’s in 2013.
Not just a beautiful addition to the new cafe, bar and performance area, Apollo also helped raise £600,000 towards the total fundraising target for the extension, with each hand-blown glass section sponsored by individuals and corporate donors.
Find out more about the artwork here…
An Introduction to Luke's practice
A two minute showreel of projects narrated by the artist.
New Royal Liverpool University Hospital Commission
Luke Jerram has 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.
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.
Luke 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.
Reaching millions of people worldwide, more than 1,900 street pianos have been installed in over 60 cities across the globe, from London to New York, bearing the simple instruction to ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’.
The pianos will be live in Shanghai, China from 18 April – 2 June 2019. For more information see 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.