When: 4th February – 4th September 2017
Where: The Box, At-Bristol, Anchor road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5LL
£: Admission to At-Bristol costs £15.30 for adults and £9.90 for children
What is it?
At-Bristol Science Centre will be hosting Luke Jerram’s Glass Microbiology exhibition, in the new art space, ‘The Box’.
The exhibition, which runs from Saturday 4th February to Monday 4th September, showcases eight beautiful jewel-like sculptures, showing accurate representations of deadly viruses and microbiology.
Jerram’s sculptures were designed in consultation with virologists, including those at the University of Bristol, using a combination of different scientific photographs and models. The sculptures depict viruses such as Zika, HIV, SARS and Smallpox. They were made in collaboration with glassblowers Brian Jones and Norman Veitch.
Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram is known worldwide, particularly for his large-scale public artworks. In Bristol, Park and Slide turned Park Street into a giant water slide and Withdrawn saw people encountering abandoned fishing boats in Leigh Woods. Here, and in more than 50 cities around the world, his artwork Play Me I’m Yours has seen more than 1500 street pianos installed for the public to play.
Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses sculptures and installations, as well as live arts performances. He builds and manages specialist teams of engineers, craftsmen and technicians to help him realise his works; from composers to glassblowers and hot air balloonists.
At-Bristol’s new space, The Box, celebrates the synergy between art and science, and features exhibitions and artists that occupy the exciting territory where art and science meet. The first exhibition in The Box was Resonator, a composition of kinetic light sculptures by scientific artist, Paul Friedlander.
More info: www.at-bristol.org.uk