Brick By Brick - International LEGO® Brick Art

Ferens Art Gallery

Saturday 28 May – Sunday 11 September 2022

This family friendly exhibition brings together work by international artists, designers and photographers who use LEGO® bricks as their medium or inspiration. The exhibition includes a range of stunning 2D and 3D work in a variety of scales, from jewellery to sculpture. Using this simple plastic construction block as their starting point, each artist has created striking, thought provoking and often humorous artworks which will appeal to art enthusiasts and LEGO® fans alike.

Participating artists are: The Little Artists, Valentino Fialdini, David Hughes, David Turner, Jason Freeny, Ekow Nimako, Janet Curley Cannon, Hannah Gibson, Cole Blaq, Little Big Art, Zino, Eat My Bricks, Samsofy, Michael Brennand-Wood, James Paterson, Agabag, AME 72 and Jonathan Rolph.

Brick by Brick is a 20-21 Visual Arts Centre Touring Exhibition.

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 any responsibility for any unforeseen outcomes linked to this exhibition or related events.

Free, drop-in.

Image: Whispering Sweet Nothings by Hannah Gibson

Events

Brick By Brick Family Launch

Saturday 28 May, 10am - 2pm

Join us for an action packed day to celebrate the opening of our Brick by Brick exhibition. Meet LEGO® costume characters Emmet and Lucy, have a go at our LEGO® brick challenges*, take part in a mini-figure safari competition and enjoy craft activities.

*Free bookable Bricks McGee workshops 10am - 4pm

Brick McGee LEGO® Workshops

Saturday 28 May, 10am - 4pm

Join us for a family-friendly LEGO® building workshops celebrating our Brick by Brick exhibition. Book onto one of our free hour-long sessions to get creative and make your own LEGO® artworks.

Brick Portraits

10am - 11am & 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Come and create a masterpiece in LEGO® bricks with help from Bricks McGee master builders! Suitable for accompanied children age 5 -8.

Free, booking required

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Bricks N Pieces

11.30am - 12.30pm & 3pm - 4pm

Join us for a mix of LEGO® challenges set by Bricks McGee master builders. Suitable for accompanied children age 7-11.

Free, booking required

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Baby Sensory

Tuesday 7 June & Thursday 14 July, 10.30am-11.30am

Be inspired by our Brick by Brick LEGO® exhibition through a mix of sensory and messy play with Eden’s Baby Experiences. The session will include singing and parachute games. Suitable for accompanied babies and children age 0-4 years.

Free, booking required

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Artist Talk: Hannah Gibson

Friday 24 June, 1pm - 2pm

Hannah’s artwork Whispering Sweet Nothings is on display in the Brick by Brick exhibition. Whilst studying Geology she became fascinated by the mineralogy and reactions between various elements, metals and compounds. This led to her passion for working with glass and using recycled or found materials. Join artist Hannah Gibson to find out more about her artistic practice, her interest in sustainability and recycling, and why she is inspired by LEGO® bricks.

Suitable for young people and adults.

Free, booking required

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Brickbox.uk LEGO® Workshops

Mosaic Building

Wednesday 27 July 10am – 11am & 11.30am-12.30pm

Can you create an image using just 1x1 bricks or plates with LEGO®? If you're a budding artist or a wannabe Roman artisan come along and create a mosaic of your own design with help from the BrickBox.uk staff. 

Can you create an image using just 1x1 bricks or plates with LEGO®? If you're a budding artist or a wannabe Roman artisan come along and create a mosaic of your own design with help from the BrickBox.uk staff. 

Free, booking required

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Fantasy Island LEGO® 

Friday 5 August, 10am – 11am & 11.30am-12.30pm

Build a fantasy island for a mystery LEGO® figure. Take up our challenge to create an island paradise themed to whatever the mystery figure may be?

Free, booking required

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Mini Bridge Building

Wednesday 10 August, 10am - 11am & 11.30am - 12.30pm

Can you create an amazing LEGO® bridge? A crazy looking bridge? Or a bridge like no other? Join in and build a bridge to get a minifigure from A to B in the most stylish way you can. 

Free, booking required.

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