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.
From its conception back in late 2017, the Han River Pavilion was designed to be both a location for contemplation and wonder, as well as a space for events. Accessed from a walkway connected to the riverbank, the public are able to explore the structure both during the day and at night.
The River Pavilion is:
- A venue for concerts, film evenings, lectures and community led events.
- A space for contemplation, participation and activation.
Apollo Sculpture Unveiled in Bristol
Suspended from the ceiling of the £6.3m extension at St George’s, the new Apollo artwork is named after the Greek god of music.
The sculpture’s design was inspired by a sound wave taken from 2nd Etude, composed by Philip Glass and performed by him at St George’s in 2013.
Not just a beautiful addition to the new cafe, bar and performance area, Apollo also helped raise £600,000 towards the total fundraising target for the extension, with each hand-blown glass section sponsored by individuals and corporate donors.
Find out more about the artwork here…
Earth artwork at the Natural History Museum
Gaia is a new touring artwork which has just been presented at the Natural History Museum in London.
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
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’.
The pianos will be live in Shanghai, China from 18 April – 2 June 2019. For more information see 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.