About Luke Jerram
Luke Jerram’s practice is universal and wondrous. He always sparks the imagination in a big way, making us all central to the experience. There was Park and Slide in Bristol, where 360 golden ticket holders – selected by ballot – coasted down a street converted into a waterslide as more than 60,000 cheered them on.
For Play Me, I’m Yours, Jerram has installed more than 2,000 street pianos across the world – from parks to airports and stations – offering players and passers-by impromptu moments of human connection.
Museum of the Moon has travelled to more 30 countries and mesmerised over 20 million people in different settings, both indoors and outdoors. The lunar installation prompts both personal reflection and a collective contemplation about the night sky, outer space and what it all means.
In 2023 Luke Jerram launched First Breath, a celebration of new life across Greater Manchester. From 1 to 29 January 2023, powerful beams of light shot up high above the city skyline and slowly pulsed to represent the moment that a baby took its first gasp of air.
It sat on the construction grounds of the new Factory International building with beams of light visible from far and wide, welcoming our new venue to the city.