The Museum of the Moon by artist Luke Jerram

After wowing audiences at the Commonwealth Games in Australia and touring India with the British Council this spring, the Museum of the Moon is now returning to Bristol.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.  In 2017 the Moon was presented at the University of Bristol where over 16000 visitors came to see the artwork over just one weekend. This time the artwork will be presented at Ashton Park secondary school, raising money to improve sound and lighting facilities in the main school hall. The funding will be used to improving facilities for performing arts at Ashton Park School in the future.

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Luke is known in the city for the giant waterslide he installed down Park Street and more recently his installation of street pianos he placed across the city for everyone to play.  The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

“The endless funding cuts imposed to frontline services from central government are impacting all our children. It’s great to be able to do what I can to support my local secondary school, to help try and counter the impact of this. I hope the artwork will inspire the children of the school to have an interest in both arts and science.”
Luke JerramParent of child at Ashton Park School

The artwork will be presented from Thursday 5th July until Sunday 8th July.

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practice which are developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.

https://my-moon.org/

“This is a fantastic opportunity to help raise much needed funds to enhance our performing arts facilities. We are incredibly fortunate to have Luke’s support and the arrival of his moon will provide many exciting learning opportunities for our pupils.”
Steve Moseley Associate Head
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Events & Booking

Official Launch Event

A Night with Luke Jerram

Thursday 5th July

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Come and meet the artist himself. Luke Jerram will be in attendance to present his ‘Museum of the Moon’. Listening to Luke is just part of an evening where you will be the first to see the schools art exhibition, relax with a drink and enjoy some tasty food. The moon will also be the focus for a wide range of learning opportunities. Art, Maths and Science will run activities inspired by the Moon exhibition.

Tickets are limited for this event.


Arts Soiree

Friday 6th July

Friday evening will see the hosting of the schools summer Arts Soiree. This event is part of the school’s annual celebration of song and dance which this year is enhanced by the installation of Luke’s fantastic creation. As well as performances from pupils of all ages, Handfuls of Harmony adult choir will perform some of their latest songs. The moon will also be the focus for a wide range of learning opportunities. Art, Maths and Science will run activities inspired by the Moon exhibition.This event is not open to the public.

Museum of the Moon

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July

Saturday and Sunday are the days when you get the chance to marvel at the ‘Museum of the Moon’. We have organised a series of one hour slots for the you to come in and enjoy Luke’s
Museum of the moon. You will get the chance to listen to the soundtrack specially commissioned to be played alongside the moon.

In addition to marvelling at the moon you are welcome to stay on site and enjoy the other opportunities around campus:

  • Enjoy an exhibition showcasing the excellent Art and Photography produced within the school.
  • Visit the schools historic Gatehouse where you will be able to find out more about the artist Luke Jerram.
  • Enjoy a range for refreshments from outlets on site.
  • Enjoy a picnic on the school field or walk across to Ashton Court Estate.

Last show on each day will be 4.00pm.

Under 3's go free and will not be required to have a ticket.


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How to find us

Call us on

0117 377 2777

Come find us at
Ashton Park School, Blackmoors Lane, Bower Ashton, Bristol. BS3 2JL
Email us at

mail@ashtonpark.net

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About

About Luke Jerram

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in Bristol but working internationally for 20 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe.

In 2015 he installed a flotilla of fishing boats in Leigh Woods for the Bristol Green Capital. The artwork Withdrawn, acted as an events space and installation artwork for the public to explore.

In 2014, giant installation Park and Slide made international headline news, creating 500 news stories reaching an estimated 1 billion people worldwide.

About Ashton Park School

We are a popular, oversubscribed school that is committed to providing all our students with an exciting and challenging education where learning, achievement and enjoyment are at the heart of what we do. Valued in our community for nurturing a passion for learning within a caring atmosphere built on mutual respect and celebration of success.