An awesome exhibition: February 14 – March 22 & April 1 – May 31 2015
In February, Woodhorn Museum will become even more awesome with the opening of a stunning exhibition featuring world famous landmarks constructed using those ever-popular small plastic bricks.
Visitors will be able to explore the incredible Brick Planet exhibition and marvel at these miniature wonders recreated in LEGO© bricks by artist Warren Elsmore. Then they’ll have the chance to have a go themselves in the hands-on creation station!
Edinburgh based Warren Elsmore has been a lifelong fan of LEGO. In love with the coloured blocks from the age of 4, his passion was reignited twenty years later. Subsequently he swapped his successful career in IT for the dream opportunity to work with LEGO bricks full time. As an artist and author, he creates unique, one-off models for individuals and corporate companies including LEGO, DELL, BBC, WPP and Visit Denmark amongst others.
“My first book,” explains Warren, “Brick City, was launched in 2013. It contains some of the best architectural models I've produced over the last few years plus many new models, many with full instructions! The follow-up, Brick Wonders, launched in 2014, showcases the seven wonders of the world and their modern equivalents.”
The exhibition at Woodhorn will feature many of the brilliant exhibits from both of these publications including Egypt’s pyramids, the Great Wall of China and the iconic St Pancras Station as well as the natural wonders from the African savannah to Niagara Falls.
Woodhorn Director Keith Merrin explains that the heritage of the North East is also being celebrated in Brick Planet.
“Some of our region’s own famous sites are being included in the exhibition too. The artist has been specially commissioned to create brand new models of the Angel of the North, the Tyne Bridge and even Woodhorn itself. Bamburgh Castle will also feature having been selected by the general public though an online vote. I am sure that everyone who visits Brick Planet will enjoy all of the exhibits but will take additional pleasure and pride in looking at these unique brick recreations.”
The exhibition opens just in time for the February half term holidays, on Saturday 14th February running until Sunday 22nd March and then again Wednesday 1st April until Sunday 31st May. There is an admission charge. Full details of the opening days, times and charges are available at www.experiencewoodhorn.com