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…
Crossings is a new installation artwork being created by Luke Jerram in collaboration with BBC Radio4 producer Julian May, which has been commissioned by Compton Verney for presentation this summer, 19 July – 4 September 2022. Find out more here.
The installation will consist of 9 rowing boats on the lake at Compton Verney. Each of the boats will play audio of stories from around the world. In choosing a boat and rowing out into the lake for 30 minutes you will be taken on an audio journey, transported to another life and circumstance.
After Compton Verney we hope to tour this new participatory artwork.
Clothed with Protection
Commissioning 10 fashion designers in Kampala, Uganda we are creating an exhibition of clothing that promotes vaccination in pregnant women across Africa. We aim to spread the message that vaccination protects both mother and baby. “Vaccination clothes you and your baby with protection”. Find out more here.
Co-commissioned by Light Night Wigan and Quays Culture in Salford, the giant 10m diameter Floating Earth has just been presented at Media City, Salford for Light Waves 2021. The installation is presented with a surround sound composition by Dan Jones. Read more about the artwork here.
Gaia on Tour
Gaia is now on tour to multiple venues around the world. The artwork was recently presented in Hull Minster with trees supplied by the Woodland Trust, which are being planted across the city afterwards as a legacy. Before this the artwork was was at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral for River Festival Liverpool and had over 200,000 visitors in just one month!
The slowly turning sculpture is presented with a specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones. The artwork also acts as a venue for related events to take place beneath the Earth.