Come Build LEGO at the Vancouver Art Gallery! Douglas Coupland – Nov 23, 24, 26 and 29th

If you’re an adult you probably don’t get asked very often to “come build LEGO” unless it’s by your children.    But writer and visual artist Douglas Coupland is asking you to do exactly that.  And kids are welcome to two special sessions of their own!


In preparation for his upcoming exhibit, “Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything” running May 31 to Sept 1, 2014 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Douglas Coupland is inviting you to come out and spend a day or night building with his rather abundant stash of LEGO bricks.  The colour palette and volume that he has assembled is enough to make an AFOL cry.   What he’s asking you to do is build the most amazing, interesting, creative LEGO towers you choose to construct.

For children there are two events during Family FUSE – Nov 23 (Sat) and 24th (Sun), registration at There are plenty of kid friendly activities happening throughout the gallery, so if you’ve never taken your kids to the Vancouver Art Gallery these are great weekends to do so.  For Family FUSE, children 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For adults there are two events, a Cocktails and LEGO night on Tuesday, Nov 26th from 7pm to 9m which entry to the museum is by donation after 5:30pm so there’s still time to explore the gallery.  For entry to the build event register at

It may appear that the pre-register events are sold out but they are not, it’s a two step process.  However, there is limited availability.  First email to which event you want to go to and then use the promotional code provided to register at the Eventbrite page associated with the event you’re registering for.  There will most likely be spots available on the day of,  as well.

The other adult night will be on FUSE Friday, Nov 29th where the Vancouver Art Gallery transforms into THE place for art, music and live performance in the city. Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours and unexpected surprises have made FUSE Vancouver’s favourite see–and–be–seen event.

For FUSE Friday signups will be taken from those who are attending the evening. (ie. no pre-registration necessary, just onsite)  Admission to FUSE Friday is $17.  Adults 19+ only.


  • DB Boyko and the Voice Over Mind Choir
  • Douglas Coupland
  • Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed
  • Instant Coffee
  • Germaine Koh and League
  • and more…
  • Charles Edenshaw
  • Kimsooja Unfolding
  • Muntadas: Entre/Between
  • James Hart: The Dance Screen
  • Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii
  • In Dialogue with Carr: Gareth Moore

All of these LEGO Build Events will require admission into the Vancouver Art Gallery.  As always, Vancouver Art Gallery members are free of charge.  Tuesday evenings after 5pm are by donation.  For Family FUSE, children 12 and under are free with accompanied by a paid adult admission.

Enjoy these Special Admission Rates while we change over exhibitions.

Fall Admission Rates (All prices subject to GST)
*Valid October 26 to May 2014.

Adult $17
Senior (65+) $12
Student* (with valid ID) $12
Children (age 5 and older) $6
Children under 5 Free
Family** (maximum 2 adults and 4 children) $50
Gallery Members Free

*Students must show current student ID from a post-secondary education institution.
**Family rate includes two adults and up to 4 children.

Tuesdays after 5pm admission by donation.

Hope to see you all there!



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