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    85,000 taps – the making of the Centennial Park Labyrinth

 

 

85,000 – that’s the approximate number of times that stonemasons tapped the 1,700 pieces of individually cut and shaped stone that make up the Centennial Park Labyrinth. It’s not just a labyrinth, it’s art.

The story of the Centennial Park Labyrinth had been told on a recent radio documentary but now the story has come to the small screen, broadcast on ABC Compass. A small team from the ABC followed the creation of the Labyrinth from the outset, and you can now see the show online.

Here are a few behind the scenes images exclusively made available on the blog.

 

The ABC film crew getting up close and personal with the Labyrinth

The ABC film crew getting up close and personal with the Labyrinth

 

An on-camera interview at the start of the project

An on-camera interview at the start of the project

 

A crater-like landscape, but beginning to take shape

A crater-like landscape, but beginning to take shape

 

1,700 pieces of individually crafted stone, laid by hand - continuation of an ancient tradition

1,700 pieces of individually crafted stone, laid by hand – continuation of an ancient tradition

 

Centennial Park Labyrinth from the air days before opening

Centennial Park Labyrinth from the air days before opening

 

Now watch the fascinating documentary

Thanks to the ABC for this great documentary – watch it here or by clicking the image below.

 

Click to watch the ABC Compass episode - Walk the talk (first aired 26 April 2015)

Click to watch the ABC Compass episode – Walk the talk (first aired 26 April 2015)

 

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