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Bristol – Oil Fountain

Event Details

  • Location: Bristol Cathedral
  • Address: College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ
  • Start date: 14th June 2023
  • End date: 02nd July 2023
  • Times: Varies
  • Entry fee: Free

This summer Luke Jerram’s installation titled Oil Fountain will be presented to the general public for the first time at Bristol Cathedral. The latest piece by the critically acclaimed Bristol-based installation artist will highlight contemporary society’s reliance on oil and the need to move away from this dependency. The artwork is designed to stimulate discussion by creating tension between its stunning visuals and the alarming subject-matter that it is addressing.

Oil Fountain is a fountain sculpture which flows with artificial oil instead of water, falling into black mirror-like pools.  The sculpture has been created from recycled acrylic, with details of plants and animals made extinct by humanity’s impact on nature, laser-cut into the surface. Surrounding medieval architecture of Bristol Cathedral and its visitors will reflect in the mirrored surface of the oil creating arresting imagery.

Alongside the fountain, the Cathedral will host an exhibition and an exciting programme of events. Further details will be announced over the coming weeks.