Love Lego?


Then this is art for you!

It’s both fun and amazing. What’s more—your parents will love it when you ask to go to the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) instead of Zombie Laser Tag.

There are lots of things about this exhibition that you’ll love. The best part is that you aren’t just ‘allowed’ to play in the huge pile of Lego, you’re needed as part of the exhibit—to help construct an imaginary city.

And at SCAF all the Lego is white! Every single piece. You don’t have to worry about securing a secret stash from your sister so that you have the right pieces to finish your project…at SCAF there’s plenty of Lego for everyone.

It's a free-for-all playground that begins as a post-apocalyptic pile of Lego and ends as a city built and created by everyone.

The guy who came up with the idea of Lego as construction art is Olafur Eliasson and he comes from Denmark. Maybe he loves snow so much he only wants to work with white Lego but all the same he’s started off a miniature white world in which you can add your own Lego construction.

Step in off the street and build a tall and twisty tower or snap pieces together from someone else’s efforts. It’s a free-for-all playground that begins as a post-apocalyptic pile of Lego and ends as a city built and created by everyone. No matter how many times something gets knocked down, someone sits back down and builds it up again. It’s a great demonstration about our urge to shape and create our environment.

The exhibition is called The cubic structural evolution project and the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant recently purchased the concept for it for their GOMA collection. 

It’s only on until 21 September so hurry!

You can see more of this artists work here.