Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. Reaching over six million people worldwide – more than 1,300 pianos have already been installed in 45 cities across the globe, from New York to London, bearing the simple instruction ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’.
Located in public parks, bus shelters and train stations, markets and even on ferries the pianos are available for any member of the public to play and enjoy. Who plays them and how long they remain on the streets is up to each community. Many pianos are personalised and decorated by artists or the local community. By creating a place of exchange Play Me, I’m Yours invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.
We are delighted to announce that we have three cities signed up for 2015, with more to follow soon. First off is Florence, South Carolina in April/May, closely followed by Greater Geneva in June and then in Canary Wharf later on in September. We are currently working with a number of potential partners for 2015 so new cities will be announced in due course – watch this space! Read More...
Street pianos worldwide
Arts Centre Melbourne staff members Katherine Norman and James Dipnall in the ACM carpark rehearsing for their intimate and exclusive performance for Play Me, I'm Yours project patron Miss Betty Amsden
January 24th 2014, 2:20pm
A new friendship is formed as the result of this wonderful project ... A chance meeting between the pianist and the artist of 'Play Me, I'm Yours' Melbourne 2014. Photo courtesy of Thanh Duong.
February 6th 2014, 9:36pm
Sadly this piano had been attacked by vandals, but that didn't stop people playing it :)
February 5th 2014, 6:24pm
A lovely performance from children from Makedonitissa Primary School Grade 6.
October 20th 2014, 8:20pm
A brand new piano (PERZINA UP-122 Konsumat) has just been delivered to the artist. Soon, this one-of-a-kind instrument will be exposed in the streets of Nicosia for everyone to play on and enjoy :)
August 26th 2014, 9:20am
Detail from launch event
October 17th 2014, 3:56pm
Another great player at GoMA.
August 12th 2014, 8:13pm
' Nik Nak ' at Art Village . . . with wee Alice from Barra.
July 20th 2014, 8:43am
The Yorkhill singing Doctor Squad welcoming the Queens Baton at Yorkhill with a wee song by the Proclaimers . . . ' I'm on my way '.