The LEGO 'Hugman' that's taken over the city...

The globally renowned touring exhibition has now landed in Manchester!

By Manchester's Finest | 26 November 2019

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The Art of the Brick, which opened in the city on Friday 22nd November, has collaborated with Manchester’s famous street photography collective, The Mancorialist.

The exhibition will feature just under 100 pieces of art, as award-winning artist Nathan Sawaya showcases stunning sculptures made up of more than a  million iconic LEGO® bricks, masterfully positioned with artistic skill.

It is one Nathan’s iconic pieces that has inspired this collaborative partnership with The
Mancorialist – Hugman. Sawaya says, “Hugman likes to give hugs. He hugs sign poles. He hugs park benches. He hugs bike racks. He hugs fence posts. He hugs almost anything he can fit his arms around. He is street art in bricks.”

In the lead up to the much-anticipated exhibition, The Mancorialist, took Hugman on tour to some of the city’s most iconic places. On his tour, Hugman has visited the graffiti lined streets of the Northern Quarter, the vibrant Canal Street, exploring the city’s canals, hopping on the Metrolink to visit Manchester United and Manchester City and even sitting next to Alan Turing.

The Hugman is the warmhearted and loveable sculpture who likes to give hugs and explore places he’s never been to before. Hugman has been on a tour around the city, taking The Mancorialist with him to capture his adventures – which will be featured on The Art of the Brick’s Instagram page @artofthebrickmcr


The Art of the Brick

Venue: Unit 5 Great Northern Warehouse
Dates: Friday 22nd November – 20th April 2020

Cost: Prices start from £9.50 for children, £14.50 for adults, concessions at £12.00, and a family of four ticket priced at £42.00.

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