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…
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.
Call out for Stories!
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.
We are looking for fascinating and extraordinary true stories from the UK and around the world involving boats, which we can record with you and make into a sound recording for this new artwork. Your story will be incorporated into this new artwork but may also feature on local and national radio as well.
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.
Bridges, not Walls
This new temporary artwork has just been installed in Wales for the Eisteddfod in Llangollen and will be on display from July 9th – 4th August 2021. With support from the Welsh Government, this will be Luke’s first major commission for the country.
In Memoriam is a touring temporary memorial made of hospital bedsheets, for the public to visit and remember all those we have lost from the COVID-19 pandemic. The artwork is also made in tribute to all the healthcare workers and volunteers who have been risking their lives during the crisis.
Presented in the open air and in windy locations, the structure allows the public to enter, contemplate and explore the artwork, whilst adhering to the rules of social distancing. The installation will also act as a space where events and ceremonies can be programmed to take place under the array of flags.
Find out more 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.