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Canterbury Cathedral exhibition of - Glass Microbiology


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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…

Deadly Virus Exhibition at Canterbury Cathedral

An exhibition of Glass Microbiology has just opened in Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral, as part of the Canterbury Festival. Altering how the work is read and interpreted, this is the first time the sculptures have been presented in a religious context. The exhibition is free to visit!

With the show running until 31st October, works in this show are available for sale through the Lilford Gallery. 

Lullaby for the children of Bristol

On 10th October we delivered an illuminated surround sound Lullaby, by bike to the children of Bedminster and Southville in Bristol. With around 60 cyclists taking part, Lullaby is a gift to a city, created by its own citizens and delivered at dusk, to the public's door. Our latest performance was commissioned by Sustrans to celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle Network.

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.  Watch it here.


Working with the music of Philip Glass, this new artwork is being created to help spearhead the final stage of St.Georges Bristol capital fundraising appeal. 

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 musical score, sound wave created by the opening section of Philip Glass’ Etude No 2. Find out more here.

Withdrawn - Boats delivered to new homes

Over the summer visitors to Leigh Woods in Bristol, had an unexpected encounter with a flotilla of abandoned fishing boats. Commissioned by the National Trust, for the European Green Capital, Withdrawn was an installation and venue for a special programme of events. Now the artwork has removed from the woodland and the boats delivered to their new homes across the city. Whilst most boats are being transformed into play equipment within schools and parks, Greygull is being converted into a cocktail bar, down at the docks. Read more

Play Me, I'm Yours in Hong Kong

Play Me, I'm Yours has just gone live in Hong Kong with 16 street pianos soon to be installed across the city for the public to play. This year, the artwork has been presented in StockholmGeneva, Paris and Florence, S.Carolina. Coming up, the art project will also be Canary Wharf, London in September, Munich and Canterbury in October.  www.streetpianos.com

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. 

Raising money for the charity Frank Water, organisations can contact us to buy the DIY urban slide manual. The slide in Londonderry has just raised £60,000 for Cancer Research UK! 

The Invisible Homeless

This life size glass sleeping figure was made as part of an Arts Council funded residency at the Glass Hub in UK. The artwork was made to highlight the growing number of hidden and invisible homeless people there now are.

Although there are less people physically sleeping on the streets of our cities these days, there are thousands of hidden homeless people staying in a hostels, squats and other forms of unsatisfactory and insecure accommodation.  Go to the project webpage.