The Art of the Brick, a globally renowned touring exhibition, is coming to Manchester this winter.
The Art of the Brick exhibition will feature more than 75 pieces of art when it opens its doors on Friday 22 nd November, as award-winning artist Nathan Sawaya showcases stunning sculptures made up of more than million iconic LEGO bricks, masterfully positioned with artistic skill.
Heralded by CNN as a global “must-see exhibition”, The Art of the Brick returns to The UK, at The Great Northern Warehouse, after five years touring around the world. Manchester is the chosen city for this world class-exhibition to reside in, until April 2020.
The exhibition focuses exclusively on the use of LEGO bricks as an art form, with Los Angeles-based artist Sawaya creating pieces of art that are everything from brilliantly beautiful, to poignant and thought-provoking.
Commenting on The Art of the Brick, Sawaya said: “My goal with this exhibition, when it first debuted in 2007, was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it had never been before.”
“I use LEGO bricks as my medium because I enjoy seeing people’s reactions to artwork created from something with which they are familiar. Everyone can relate to it since it is a toy that many children have at home” he added.
Sawaya was the first contemporary artist to use LEGO as an art medium. Transforming this common toy, which many children have at home, into fine art. His work is obsessively and painstakingly constructed playing with the material, colour, movement, light and perspective, to reimagine new formations for this colourful household LEGO brick.
Seen by millions, The Art of the Brick exhibition has toured globally for more than 12 years, collecting critical acclaim wherever it lands. Visitors travel far and wide to see the creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO pieces.
The exhibition, which has broken attendance records around the globe, will open in Manchester, taking over Unit 5 Great Northern Warehouse. Prices start from £9.50 for children, £14.50 for adults, concessions at £12.00, and a family of four ticket priced at £42.00. Tickets available here.