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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…


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 are being 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. See the new Withdrawn website. 

See this Pdf map of the woodland with the artwork.

Withdrawn - Free Children's Book!

The Bristol Giants & the Severn Seas written by Oliver Rigby and illustrated by Tom Bonson follows Goram & Ghyston’s adventures and shares the story of how the boats of Withdrawn came to be in the middle of Leigh Woods, to the surprise of children across Bristol.

“The idea is that if parents read this story to their children at bedtime they can then surprise them the next day with a visit to Leigh Woods to allow them to discover fishing boats” said Luke.

You can download your free copy of The Bristol Giants & the Severn Seas from www.bristolgiants.co.uk

Glass Microbiology exhibition with Leonardo da Vinci

The Glass Microbiology artworks have just been exhibited alongside the Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo da Vinci at Artscience Museum in Singapore. Our next exhibition at the Heller Gallery in NYC this June. Here in the UK, new ambitious and complex works are being developed for The Krebs Institute, University of Sheffield.

Street Car

Street Car questions how currently we use our streets, and asks how we might like them to function in the future. From a distance the sculpture looks like a generic car but upon closer inspection, transforms into a set of street furniture and play equipment for the community to transform their street and connect with one another.

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.

Play Me, I'm Yours

Play Me, I'm Yours has just been presented in Florence, South Carolina with 24 street piano installed across the city for the public to play. The public artwork will also be presented in Geneva, Stockholm and Canary Wharf, London this summer. More cities are also to be announced soon. www.streetpianos.com

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 40m 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. 

You decide which six of 29 venues will win a contemporary artists to conduct their Museums at Night event in October. Vote here! 

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.