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…
Withdrawn - installation for Bristol European Green Capital
Visitors to Leigh Woods in Bristol, may have an unexpected encounter with a flotilla of abandoned fishing boats installed in the depths of the woodland. Commissioned by the National Trust, the boats are being used as a venue for special marine and environmental, sound installations, theatrical performances, lectures and interactive workshops, staged both in the daytime and at night. Go to the Withdrawn website.
This brilliant 25 minute documentary describes Luke Jerram's arts practice and interviews some of his recent collaborators. Filmed by Northern 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 Yinka Shonibare. Watch it here.
In June 2015, Luke was invited to Wheaton Arts Centre in the USA to give a keynote and also create an artwork in their glass hot shop. Interviewing glass practioners and curators he fed samples of this audio into live recordings in the studio creating a sound performance artwork. The film above takes this sound score and blends it with film footage taken from Luke's glass residency at the Museum of Glass in Washington.
Euclid - Artwork in development
Euclid, is a large mirrored stainless steel sculpture commissioned for the new Southville Primary School, by the Arnolfini in Bristol, as part of the Primary Capital Programme. The image above is a mock up for this new work which is to be created this summer.
" Whilst expressing my interest in the microscopic world, the artwork is a fusion of geometry, optics and engineering. Acting as a den and contemplation space for children to climb inside, the structure will reflect itself, the children and the surrounding landscape of the school" said Luke.
Luke Jerram has been commissioned by Birmingham Museums Trust to develop a series of art proposals that connect and animate all the museums across the city. As well as researching the industrial history of the city he recently spent a day exploring the different sites and their hidden collections.
Park and Slide
Park and Slide was a giant 90m water slide presented on 4th May, on Park Street in Bristol for 'Making Sundays Special'. With 96,573 requests for a 'ticket to slide', more than 65,000 people came to watch on the day.