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The Moon at Ashton Park - Official Launch Event - A Night with Luke Jerram

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Ashton Park School

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Bower Ashton

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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. The Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by Bristol based 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.

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 in the future.

Luke Jerram, who’s child attends the school said “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.”

Associate Head of the school Steve Moseley said “This is a fantastic opportunity to help raise much needed funds to enhance our preforming 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.”

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

Go to https://moon.ashtonpark.net for further information.



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.

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