THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS EXHIBITION AT THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM HAS BEEN EXTENDED

 

Australian audiences have been the first in the world to experience THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS exhibition and due to popular demand, the exhibition has been extended until 13 June, providing visitors with another six weeks to visit this must-see show.

Exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, this one-of-a-kind exhibition created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya, has already sold over 110,000 tickets.

THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS features more than 120 original works of art across 10 galleries, created using over 1 million LEGO© bricks, including a life-size Batmobile, spanning 5.5 metres (18 feet) and constructed from 500,000 bricks. Inspired by legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, Harley Quinn and others, Sawaya has imagined large-scale sculptures featuring some of the most iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains from the pages of DC Comics.

A new sculpture ‘Showdown’ has recently been unveiled at the exhibition and features an epic confrontation between Batman and Superman. This new, large-scale work is made from over 30,000 LEGO© bricks and its release coincided with the Australian launch of Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Artist Nathan Sawaya said, “The Powerhouse Museum must have super-powers because the success of the show has exceeded my wildest expectations. Thank you to the Australian audiences who have embraced this exhibition. We are thrilled that we have been able to extend the season in Sydney.”

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, said “This Australian exclusive for the Powerhouse Museum has been incredibly popular with families and fans of LEGO© and DC Comics. It’s a must-see and we are delighted the exhibition will be open for a further six weeks, providing more people with the opportunity to visit the exhibition before it leaves Australia.”

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said “We are delighted the exhibition has been extended due to popular demand, having already sold over 110,000 tickets. It was a real coup for Sydney to secure the world premiere of THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS and I encourage everyone to see this world class exhibition before it closes.”

The exhibition, supported in Australia by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, brings together contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, to create the world’s largest collection of DC Comics-inspired LEGO® artwork.

THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum will close on 13 June 2016. Tickets are on sale now at: ticketek.com.au

Exhibition details

What:                  THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS

Where:                Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW

When:                 Closing 13 June 2016

Details:               maas.museum/aotb

Tickets:               To avoid the queues pre-book your tickets at www.ticketek.com.au

Pricing:               Adult: $26

Concession: $22

Child: $16.60

Family: $64

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