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Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally since 1997, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the world. With over 25 years experience in creating successful artworks, in 2021 alone he had 104 exhibitions in 17 different countries.
As well as touring his installations, many of his artworks are in permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Wellcome Collection in London.
In 2020 was given an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bristol, made an Honorary Academician of the RWA and Fellow of The Royal Astronomical Society.
In 2019 he set up and funded both the Dreamtime Fellowship to support recent graduates in his home city of Bristol and the Bristol Schools Arts Fund to support secondary schools in Bristol impacted by austerity.
His artwork the Museum of the Moon is one of Luke’s most successful arts projects that has caught the public’s imagination which so far has been presented in different ways, more than 250 times in 30 different countries. With universal appeal, the exhibit has been breaking audience records in venues around the globe. Experienced by more than 10 million people worldwide, the artwork has recently toured India with the British Council, been presented at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, Art Basel in Miami 2020 and exhibited in Aarhus, Denmark for the European Capital of Culture. In 2019 it was presented at Glastonbury Festival and even on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in Blackpool. Whilst touring the UK in 2019, 2.1 million people visited the artwork when it was presented at the National History Museum, making it one of the most popular exhibits in the UK that year.
Learning from each artwork and moving on, Jerram is continually re-inventing his arts practice. As his practice is well known yet quite diverse, in 2016 Luke Jerram was described by Bloomberg Television as “probably the most famous artist you’ve never heard of“.
Over time, narratives connecting Jerram’s different artworks have emerged and continue to be developed. Published in 2020 the new book Luke Jerram: Art, Science & Play provides a fascinating insight into his evolving practice. With over fifty colour photographs the publication delves into the mind of an artist known for his imaginative ability to combine art, science and play.