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.
Last month the Museum of the Moon was in Hong Kong where we had over 100,000 visitors in just four weeks. The artwork has also just been presented in Aarhus, Denmark for the European Capital of Culture and here in the UK at Light Night Leeds.
See here for latest tour information.
New Royal Liverpool University Hospital Commission
Luke Jerram has just installed Tribute, a ‘Donation and Transplant 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.
The artwork consists of a spiralling tower of wood with dichroic windows, etched with personal stories from organ and tissue donors, recipients and their families. Visitors will be able to sit or stand inside the artwork to contemplate the stories and experience the infinite reflections created by the mirrored ceiling and floor.
Five small artefacts from the North Lincolnshire Museum, that represent the region, were 3D scanned and cast in 18 carat gold. The gold replicas were hidden across Scunthorpe and the region for the public to find and keep.
Clues to whereabouts of the five gold artworks were woven into the visual content of five paintings for exhibition in 20-21 Visual Arts Centre from 18 February – 29 April 2017. Find out more about the art project here.
Read latest stories and information about how some of the paintings were solved here – PDF
Harrison's Garden on Tour
Harrison’s Garden is an imagined landscape and garden of clocks. Arranged into ‘species’ the clocks create an extraordinary landscape of sound and enable visitors to contemplate time and the significance of clocks in our lives. With clocks being added all the time, the installation is currently touring National Trust properties across the UK.
The title of the artwork refers to the famous clock maker John Harrison, who struggled for decades to make navigation at sea safer, by creating the most accurate clock the world had ever seen. Would he ever have imagined that there would be clocks in almost every room of every house and that they would shape society so profoundly? Modern society has developed and arguably only been made possible, through the time pieces that surround us. We wake up, work, eat and sleep when its time to do these things. The clock has also been internalised, brought within psychology, to the extent that most of us often know the time quite accurately without needing to look at a clock.
Whether it’s in a castle, church, old prison or mill, the context for the artwork’s presentation affects its interpretation. After first being presented in Nostell Priory, the artwork continued on tour to Castle Drogo in Devon until the end of October 2017. After this presentation the artwork will be presented in Gunby Hall from 11 February to 4 June 2018 and then it moves on to Penryn Castle later in 2018. Find out more here.
Ocean Pavilion in Singapore
The Ocean Pavilion was a temporary pavilion created for i-Light festival in Singapore. Made with the help of 11 schools and a local institute for ex-offenders, the artwork promotes the reuse and recycling of materials, but also considers the devastating effect plastic has on our ocean environment. The form of the sculpture was inspired by microscopic underwater creatures called radiolarians found in the nearby Singapore Strait.
Glass Microbiology at the Eden Project Spring 2018
A collection of Glass Microbiology artworks will go on display at the Eden Project, in Cornwall in Spring 2018 as part of the Invisible Worlds exhibition. Made to contemplate the global impact of the disease, the artwork was 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.