THE ART OF THE BRICK is a global touring exhibition rated by CNN as one of the world's "Must See Exhibitions." These are the first art exhibitions to focus exclusively on the use of LEGO® bricks as an art medium and artist Nathan Sawaya has taken it to new heights.

This award-winning artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks often with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition. Each show has countless colorful LEGO pieces which Sawaya has transformed into whimsical and awe-inspiring creations.

Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.

“These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity,” said Sawaya. “The museum exhibition is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts. Everyone can relate to the medium since it is a toy that many children have at home. But my goal with this exhibition when it first debuted in 2007 was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.”

Contact Details

Now Closed
Unit 5,
Great Northern Warehouse,
235 Deansgate,
M3 4EN.

Opening times

  • monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • friday 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Last entry is 1 hour before closing time
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