Calling all super heroes and super villains, a new exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will feature the world’s largest display of DC Comics-inspired artwork in an Australian exclusive from 21 November 2015.
Created by legendary LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya, this contemporary art exhibition uses hundreds of thousands of bricks to create large-scale sculptures of the most enduring super heroes and super villains: from Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, to The Joker and Harley Quinn.
Through a series of galleries, The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will showcase Sawaya’s interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout the DC Comics mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil, and will stay true to the creative disciplines of Sawaya’s original touring exhibition, which encourage inspiration, education and participation.
“Stories of super heroes and super villains are ever-present in our cultural narrative; they are the stories we re-enact as kids and remember as adults,” says Rose Hiscock, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Director. “The Art of the Brick: DC Comics continues the Powerhouse Museum’s strong tradition of exploring contemporary culture through art and design.”
The Art of the Brick: DC Comics
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo (Sydney)
Exhibition: 21 November 2015 – 1 May 2016
Entry fees apply
For more information, visit: www.maas.museum for details.
Image: The Art of the Brick: DC Comics (supplied)