International LEGO® Brick Art
5 October 2019 – 4 January 2020
Brick by Brick is a brand new touring exhibition of work by international artists, designers and photographers who use LEGO® bricks as their medium. The show includes a range of two and three dimensional work in a variety of scales, from jewellery to sculpture and aims to showcase the wide range of creative approaches that artists take when using this iconic construction brick.
Artists represented include Belfast based artist, David Turner, who is exhibiting a poignant installation of 19 replica firearms, making reference to his childhood spent in Northern Ireland during ‘The Troubles’. Ekow Nimako, based in Toronto, Canada exhibits five works from his Building Black: Mythos series, referencing afrofuturism, mythology and West African proverbs. German artists Michael Feindura and Soren Grochau have collaborated as ‘Eat my Bricks’, using LEGO® Minifigures to create large scale, humorous photographs which often have social and political commentary at their heart.
Other artists represented in the exhibition are:
- Brazilian photographer Valentino Fialdini
- ‘Little Big Art’ (Cardiff based artist/designer Andy Morris)
- ‘The Little Artists’ (John Cake and Darren Neave)
- David Hughes
- American born artist Janet Curley Cannon
- Samsofy (French photographer Sofiane Samlal).
This family friendly exhibition includes a whole range of opportunities for visitors to get creative with construction bricks and will include a LEGO® wall. There will be a range of events and workshops, throughout the course of the exhibition, with guest LEGO® specialists sharing their expertise. And not just for children too. We’re also offering adult workshops, for grown up enthusiasts and collectors. Look out too for news of a Family Funday on Saturday 5 October to celebrate the opening of this exciting exhibition. Come along between 10am and 4pm to check out the show and take part in a whole range of LEGO® activities. There will be more information to come but in the meantime here are some dates for your diary.
Events, Activities and Workshops
Saturday 5 October 10am-4pm: Brick by Brick Fun Day
Saturday 12 October 10.30am-3.30pm: LEGO Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Saturday 19 October 10am-4pm: Beat the Architect Competition
Tuesday 22 October 10.30am-3.30pm: LEGO Speed-building Competition
Thursday 24 October 10.30am-3.30pm: LEGO Bridge Building Competition
Saturday 2 November 1-3.30pm (various sessions lasting 20 minutes): LEGO Day of the Dead Make and Take
Saturday 16 November 10.30am-12.30pm: Introduction to LEGO Building for Adults
Saturday 16 November 1.30-3.30pm: LEGO Build Together Workshop for Adults and their Children
Saturday 30 November 2-5.30pm (various sessions lasting 20 minutes): LEGO Christmas Tree Decoration Make and Take.
LEGO® Maze Design Competition
As part of the exhibition, we are creating an interactive area for children and young people, including two LEGO® mazes which members of the public can play with. During the summer we invited enthusiasts to design and build prototype mazes in our LEGO® Maze Design Competition.
The winning mazes are to be announced shortly and will be a part of the Brick by Brick touring exhibition for at least the next two years. A label acknowledging the winners will be shown next to the mazes.
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