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 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.
Listen to this 30 minute BBC Radio4 programme about the artwork.
Han River Pavilion
The Han River Pavilion has been created for the Hangang Art Park in Seoul, Korea and opened 26th August 2018.
Created on a giant spud barge the Han River Pavilion has been designed to be both a location for contemplation as well as an events space to be animated by the local host. Accessed from a walkway connected to the riverbank, the public are to explore the structure both during the day and at night.
Opening of the Impossible Garden
The exhibition is a set of twelve experimental sculptural artworks, inspired by optical phenomena Luke 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 2018.
Earth artwork premieres at Bluedot Festival
Gaia is a new touring artwork which premiered in summer 2018 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. The artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions and creates 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 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: 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.
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’.
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.