International LEGO® Brick Art
Brick by Brick is a new touring exhibition of work by international artists, designers and photographers who use LEGO® bricks as their medium.
The show features a range of two and three dimensional work in a variety of scales, from jewellery to sculpture, and will include both wall mounted and plinth based work.
This family friendly exhibition offers a range of opportunities for visitors to get creative with construction bricks and will include a LEGO® wall.
A comprehensive tour pack is provided which includes ideas for additional workshops, competitions and educational activities.
David Turner – based in Belfast, Northern Ireland – has a BA Hons Degree in Fine and Applied Arts and a Masters in Fine Art. He has exhibited his work internationally and has work in public and private collections, including the collection of the Arts Council for Northern Ireland. For this exhibition, David will be exhibiting a LEGO® firearms installation which consists of approximately 25 replica guns. This work makes reference to his childhood spent in Northern Ireland during ‘The Troubles’.
Brazilian photographer Valentino Fialdini has created a series of photographs which show empty rooms and corridors. Using specialist lighting and photography techniques, Fialdini tricks the viewer’s eye in to thinking that the miniature LEGO® rooms he creates are life-sized.
Under the guise of ‘Little Big Art’, Cardiff based artist / designer, Andy Morris creates life-sized, LEGO® inspired artworks. He has exhibited his work internationally, including at the world famous Saatchi Gallery, London.
Collectively known as ‘The Little Artists’, John Cake and Darren Neave collaborated between 1993 and 2013 to create a series of well-known contemporary artworks and personalities using LEGO® bricks. The Little Artists have exhibited internationally and have work in both public and private collections, including The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Artist and designer David Hughes uses the basic LEGO® brick to create stunning three dimensional sculptures. ‘I like to think my art engages with people because it appeals to all of us who played with LEGO® bricks as children, whilst at the same time, explores grown-up ideas of contemporary art and design’.
Ekow Nimako is based in Toronto, Canada and studied Fine Arts at York University, Ontario. He began using LEGO® bricks in his professional practice in 2014 and has since cultivated a unique approach to sculpting this iconic medium. Nimako will exhibit five pieces from his Building Black: Mythos series of works, which reference afrofuturism, mythology and the metaphor of West African proverbs.
Janet Curley Cannon is an American born artist who is now based in Berkshire, England. Her work is held in public and private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA and is documented in several publications. For the Brick by Brick exhibition, Janet will be exhibiting ‘Not on the High Street Anymore’ – an installation in response to the demise of the UK’s high street.
‘Eat my Bricks’ is a collaboration between German artists Michael Feindura and Soren Grochau who use LEGO® mini figures to create large scale, humorous photographs which often have social and political commentary at their heart.
Sofiane Samlal or ‘Samsofy’ is a photographer from Lyon, France. He uses photography, street art and model making to create imagery which often incorporates politics, humour and poetry.
Go to our exhibition page for a full list of participating artists.
About the Exhibition
The exhibition will require approximately 250 to 350 sqm but can be adapted to fit a range of spaces. The exhibition is available to hire from 1 May 2020.
The hire fee will be in the region of £3500 + VAT per 8 week period and will include;
- Delivery of exhibition. (Collection of the exhibition will be provided at cost).
- Assistance with the installation and dismantling of the exhibition.
- All plinths and covers.
- Gallery interactives including a LEGO® wall.
- Text panels and labels.
- AV footage of some artists talking about their work.
- Shop stock provided on a sale or return basis.
- A comprehensive tour pack which will include ideas for creative activities, workshops, competitions and educational resources.
For further information, please call Janine Parrish on 01724 297076 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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