With just a little imagination and some time to play, we think everyone can discover the artist inside them.
From May 29 until June 7 (09:00am), to help spark your creative flair, 10 unique pieces of LEGO brick art will be installed along Macquarie St, Sydney, to brighten up the winter streets day and night, and show the endless possibilities of the little plastic LEGO brick.
We asked 10 Aussie creative personalities to think about what play meant to them and to use that inspiration to create a distinct image. We then transformed the images into large LEGO mosaics to form a giant outdoor public gallery for everyone to enjoy.
There are personal creations from fashion designers Romance Was Born, patissier Adriano Zumbo, paper engineer Benja Harney, tattoo artist and illustrator Simplesime and child artist Max Treffkorn, along with animator Fiona Dalwood, homeware and jewellery creators Dinosaur Designs, surface designer Saffron Craig, photographer Louise Whelan and craft designer Kitiya Palaskas.
Each mosaic was meticulously built by one of only 13 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world, Australia’s own Ryan McNaught, alongside a team of skilful helpers. He used almost 300,000 LEGO bricks and they took a month to complete!
There’ll be a second chance to see the LEGO Brickworks exhibition when it moves to the Powerhouse Museum from June 15 to July 30. We’ll then be moving to two new locations - Newcastle Museum (NSW) from August 4 to September 7 and Ipswich Art Gallery (QLD) from September 12 to October 10.
A map of where to find the 10 mosaics on Macquarie St will magically appear here soon, and you’ll also be able to use it on your mobile to track them down. We’ll also have more information on the creative people involved and the inspiration behind their designs.
WHERE TO SEE THE LEGO BRICKWORKS EXHIBITION:
Macquarie Street, Sydney - May 29 to June 7(09:00am)
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney - June 15 to July 30
Newcastle Museum, Newcastle - August 1 to September 7
Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich - September 11 to October 7
LOOK OUT FOR DESIGNS FROM:
Romance Was Born – Fashion Designers
Benja Harney – Paper Engineer
Simplesime – Tattoo Artist/Illustrator
Fiona Dalwood – Animator
Dinosaur Designs – Designers
Kitiya Palaskas – Craft-Based Designer
Saffron Craig – Surface Designer
Adriano Zumbo – Patissier
Max Treffkorn – 6-year-old Child Artist
Louise Whelan - Photographer