Talk: Luke Jerram - where art meets science

07 July 2024 14:00 - 14:30 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024.

Explore the fascinating world of acclaimed artist Luke Jerram as he reveals the secrets behind sculpting viruses, the moon, and diatoms with astonishing accuracy. Have you ever wondered how artists achieve such scientific precision in their work?

Luke Jerram is a visionary artist who pushes the boundaries of perception, creativity, and scientific understanding, always exploring the intersection of art and science. Luke’s ongoing research of perception is fuelled by the fact that he is colour-blind. He investigates the qualities of space and perception in extreme locations, from Zero G flights in Russia to the freezing forests of Lapland and the sand dunes of the Sahara desert, leading to the emergence of new ways of seeing. 

His multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Based in the UK but working internationally since 1997, Jerram has produced numerous extraordinary art projects that have captivated and inspired people worldwide. In 2023 alone, he presented over 115 exhibitions in 27 different countries, attracting more than 3 million visitors.

In addition to touring his installations, Luke's artworks are featured in over 60 permanent collections worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Shanghai Museum of Glass, and the Wellcome Collection in London.

Be sure to visit the captivating Mirror Moon artwork on display in Wolfson Room 1 during the Summer Science Exhibition.   

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Sunday 7 July 2024, 2pm — 2.30pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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