Aeolus is one of a range of complex and ambitious projects artist Luke Jerram has recently created. Jerram is well known for Play Me, I’m Yours – where dozens of pianos are installed across a city for the public to play. Sky Orchestra – a flotilla of 7 hot air balloons with speaker attached that fly over a city playing sleep music, performing this summer across London for the Olympics. Jerram's Glass Microbiology sculptures are in Museum collections around the world. In 2010 he was awarded The Rakow Award for this work and a fellowship at the Museum of Glass, Washington. Jerram completed Aeolus as a research fellow at the University of Southampton and  artist in residence at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol.

The University of Southampton is a leading UK teaching and research institution with a global reputation for research and scholarship across a wide range of subjects in engineering, science, social sciences, health, arts and humanities.
Carolyn Black - Arts Coordinator.
Dr Tim Waters - Acoustics Engineer.
Dr Steve Dorney- Public engagement specialist.

Salford University’s Acoustics Research Centre has a 30-year history of acoustics research and is recognised as world leading. The Centre's principle areas of research include building and architectural acoustics; environmental acoustics; outdoor sound propagation; remote acoustic sensing of meteorological conditions; subjective response, especially for room acoustics and audio systems; digital signal processing; transducer design; and active control. Salford is also one of only two UK universities (the other Southampton) that provide acoustics training at degree, masters and doctoral level.

Dr Ian Drumm - Acoustics engineer.
Amanda Belantara-Hill - Aeolus outreach.

EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineeringand the physical sciences, investing more than £850 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.

Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives. We support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, and carnival to crafts.

Lead Sponsor

Outokumpu Distribution is part of the Outokumpu Group, one of the world's leading stainless steel companies.Outokumpu Stainless Distribution offers one of the broadest and highest quality product ranges on the market, including cold rolled and hot rolled plate, sheet and coil, tubular products including flanges and fittings and long products including bar and rebar, as well as foundry feedstock. Processing capabilities include coil and sheet polishing in a variety of finishes, wide and narrow coil slitting and blanking, shearing, and plasma, laser and water jet cutting. Duplex, super austenitic and heat resistant stainless steels are one of the company’s areas of expertise, along with world-class research and development and comprehensive and professional technical support.

Project Partners

The Sculpture Factory - Creation of the arch
Director, John Chrisfield. Welders - Simon and Jo.

Crown International - Fabrication of tubes
Mike Butler, Mark Stacey, Cliff Young,John Sadler,Richard Smith, Steve Thomas, Dainius Valentinavicius, Gordon Parker, Trevor Samuels, Colin Talbot.

Carolyn Black - Arts coordinator

Arup Engineers- Structural engineering and CAD work.
Dan Birch and Ian Wise.

Vista Projects - advice and mentoring on development of the project
Christian Barnes.

Damon Bramley- install manager.
Shawn Powell and James McCrindle- install team

Entuplet- Website design. Oliver Humpage