Brick by Brick - Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
Brick by Brick
27 November - 22 January 2022This exhibition gathers the work of 18 professional artists, designers and photographers from around the world who use LEGO® bricks as their medium or inspiration. Using this simple plastic construction block as their starting point, they have created stunning, thought provoking and often humorous artworks which we hope will appeal to art enthusiasts and LEGO® fans alike.
Several of the artworks on show here have been created especially for this exhibition: James Paterson has produced 16 canvases which each document a ‘LEGO® first’ - including the first LEGO® baby and the first pirate ever made by the LEGO Group.
EVENING VIEWING Thursday 9 December and 13 January 5-8pm
Bricks, Beer & Vino
Relax, socialise and enoy a quiet drink with friends during one of our exclusive adult only evening viewings of the exhibition. Admission FREE. Small selection of drinks to purchase.
FREE Animation workshops for local schools
Your school can visit the gallery to see the exhibition and take part in a FREE brick animation workshop. Spaces are limited! Available Monday - Friday from 6th December - 21st January.
Funded by West Midlands Museum Development with Art Fund support.
Inspired by the artworks on show, you can get hands on with activities including a LEGO® graffiti wall, build tables and a selection of LEGO® related games and competitions.
Renowned textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood has used a wide variety of brick shapes and sizes to create four abstract montages which have a mesmerising appeal to them.
Toronto based artist Ekow Nimako, began using LEGO® bricks in his professional practice in 2014 and has since cultivated a unique approach to sculpting this iconic medium. Comprised of black bricks only, Nimako is exhibiting five captivating artworks, which reference mythology, West African proverbs and afrofuturism.
‘Eat My Bricks’ is a collaboration between German artists Michael Feindura and Soeren Grochau who use LEGO® mini-figures to create large scale, humorous photographs, often with social and political commentary at their heart.
LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise, endorse or otherwise support this exhibition or related events.
The LEGO Group does not accept responsibility for any unforeseen outcomes linked to this exhibition or related events.
Brick by Brick is a 20-21 Visual Arts Centre Touring Exhibition