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…
5 small artefacts from the North Lincolnshire Museum that represent the region, have been 3D scanned and cast in 18 carat gold. The gold replicas worth at least £2500 each have been hidden across Scunthorpe and the region for the public to find and keep.
Clues to whereabouts of the 5 gold artworks are woven into the visual content of 5 paintings for exhibition in 20-21 Visual Arts Centre from 18th February – 29th April 2017. Find out more about the art project here.
Three gold artworks found so far!
Read latest news and find out how the first 3 golden artefacts were found here (pdf)
With 1500 people visiting the gallery in the first day, the town has ignited with people searching for the golden artefacts everywhere. Reports are in of people trying to enter the steelworks to search for the gold there. Please note, none are hidden on private land!!
Glass Microbiology in Bristol
A collection of Glass Microbiology artworks is now on display in The Box a news arts venue within at-Bristol. 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.
Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by Luke Jerram that will be presented in a number of arts and cultural festivals over the coming years. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features incredibly detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. As the artwork travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and collect the local moon mythologies and stories, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
Play Me, I'm Yours Continues
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.
Play Me, I’m Yours will be taking place for the third year running in Florence, South Carolina from 21 April – 7 May 2017 and for the first time in Augsburg, Germany from 7-25 May 2017. We are currently working with a number of other potential partners for 2017 and 2018, so more new cities will be announced in due course – watch this space!
Making of Apollo Artwork
The sound-wave sculpture, entitled Apollo (for the Greek God of music), will consist of approximately 100 hand-blown coloured glass roundels fused together to represent the rotated sound wave of the opening section of Philip Glass’ Etude No 2.
This dizzying film shows the making of the artwork and what happens when you attach a GoPro to a glassblowers punty. You also end up with a melted camera!
New Royal Liverpool University Hospital Commission
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals’ Organ Donation Committee and Royal Liverpool Dialysis Utilities Fund have awarded Luke Jerram the commission to create a Tribute ‘Donation and Transplant’ Artwork. The installation will be on display in the main reception area of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the artwork is due to be unveiled when the new hospital opens. The artwork, will celebrate, remember and give thanks to the generosity of organ and tissue donors and their families.
The initial design for the artwork consists of a tower of glass 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.
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.