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…
Diatoms are single-celled microscopic algae that can be found worldwide in marine and freshwater environments. They are the only organism on the planet with cell walls composed of transparent, opaline silica (glass). Diatoms are an enigma, neither plant nor animal, they share biochemical features of both. Like plants they photosynthesise, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releasing oxygen. They do this on a massive scale, performing an estimated 20% of the earth’s entire photosynthetic carbon dioxide fixing – that’s equivalent to all the rainforests combined! They’re effectively responsible for the air in every fifth breath we take. Find out more.
Moon in West Bank, Palestine
In September this year, the Museum of the Moon artwork was installed in a refugee camp in West Bank to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and bring a message of hope. The project was delivered in collaboration with Al-Rowad Centre, Inad Theatre and Power Group.
Partially surrounded by 8-metre-high concrete walls built by the Israeli government, Aida Camp is one of 68 refugee camps in Palestine created by communities of people forced off their land, homes, towns and villages by Israeli armed forces.
Helping to empower local communities they installed 21 solar powered LED streetlights within the informal settlements (sometimes referred to as slums) of Freetown. Collaborating with 10 local artists to create light sculptures around ARISE themes of safety, education, work, play, and pride, the sculptures were paraded through Freetown as part of a streetlighting opening ceremony.
A documentary film has been made by Cinematica Media. This documentary film describing the journey of this project will form part of a new large scale arts installation that is currently in development. Find out more….