Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

Art of the Brick

New York contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya’s exhibition, The Art Of The Brick: DC Comics, is being held at the Powerhouse Museum. Photo: Peter Rae.

Elissa Blake, The Art of the Brick the latest building block in Sydney’s Lego-led building boom, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 November 2015

Sydney’s museums are enjoying a Lego-led economic boom, with yet another blockbuster exhibition hitting the city.

The Powerhouse Museum is presenting the world premiere of New York artist Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick: DC Comics. The enormous exhibition includes more than 120 artworks based on comic book characters including Batman, the Joker, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern.

It is expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors to the museum between now and May.

“We are expecting this show to be the hottest ticket in Sydney over summer,” outgoing Powerhouse director Rose Hiscock said. “As a museum of applied arts and sciences, we care deeply about the arts, but we care just as much about the engineering, maths and science in this exhibition.”

Read more

Council of Australasian Museum Directors c/o Mr Brian Oldman, South Australian Museum PO Box 234 Adelaide, South Australia 5001 Australia, © CAMD 2022
Disclaimer: The content of this website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the website. The Council of Australasian Museum Directors does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) which is provided on this website. The information on our website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No responsibility is taken for any information or services which may appear on any linked web sites. Hostgator.