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
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.
Ocean Pavilion opens in Singapore
The Ocean Pavilion is 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 devasting 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.
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 were hidden across Scunthorpe and the region for the public to find and keep.
Clues to whereabouts of the 5 gold artworks were 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.
Read latest stories and information about how some of the paintings have been 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 of 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 its in a castle, church, old prison or mill, the context for the artwork’s presentation affects its interpretation. Having left Nostell Priory, the artwork is now at Castle Drogo a National Trust Property in Devon. After this presentation, the artwork will be on display in Gunby Hall and then at Penryn Castle. Find out more here.
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.
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. To date, over 1700 pianos have been installed in more than 60 cities worldwide and been enjoyed by more than 10 million people.
See list of presentations in the events side bar above and on the Play Me I’m Yours website.
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.