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…
From 18th April 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. The boats will be used as a site for special marine and environmental, sound installations, theatrical performances, lectures and interactive workshops, staged both in the daytime and at night. Find out more here.
See this Pdf map of the woodland with the artwork.
Commission from the KREBS Institute
Here in the UK, new ambitious and complex works are being developed for The Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield. Luke and his team are developing an mitochondrion in glass and a giant 20m long E.coli sculpture. The sculpture will be 20 million times larger than the real bacteria.
Connect! The Museums at Night Competition
The six contemporary artists chosen for Culture24's Museums at Night Connect! competition have been revealed in a line up including Luke Jerram, street artist Pure Evil, Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing and Yinka Shonibare. They are joined by theatrical installation duo Davy and Kristin McGuire and cross platform artist Alinah Azadeh.
All the artists will create a series of unique events at a museum or gallery during Museums at Night, the UK’s after hours festival of arts, culture and heritage, in which hundreds of venues all over the UK open their doors at nighttime.
Birmingham Museums Trust
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.
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!
Residency at the Glass Hub
Luke Jerram has been awarded an Arts Council of England grant to carry out a three month residency at the Glass Hub in Wiltshire. During this period he will carry out experiments and develop new artwork in glass. Read the blog to see what he's been up to.
Lullaby in Derry~Londonderry
The Lullaby has just taken place in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Cycling through the back streets and passing many homes, the Lullaby is delivered by its citizens to the children of a city. The art project here was commissioned by Sustrans NI with performances on 25th, 26th, 27th March.
This piece of silver digital jewellery displays how long the wearer has to live. The jewellery automatically takes data from a Death Clock website and presents it on the LED display. In the longer term, the plan is to connect Life Time to a sports activity watch so as to add or subtract time to a persons life expectancy, depending on how much exercise they do. Read more