ARTICLE – Sticky Maze, The Age, 24 March 2014
Written by Goya Dmytryshchak
Young Henry Mills was among a crowd of more than 13,000 at Sunday’s Children’s Book Festival, making his way through the twists and turns of a “sticky maze” in the heart of Melbourne.
The maze, a brainchild of Polyglot Theatre and made entirely from newspapers, took out Little Lonsdale Street, between Russell and Swanston streets.
Premiering in 2011, the maze is an interactive labyrinth of see-through walls made of sticky tape, to which children stuck newspapers, pictures and messages.
A collaboration between The Wheeler Centre and State Library of Victoria, the day-long festival features authors including Andy Griffiths, John Marsden, Terry Denton and Jackie French.
Publicist Tamara Zimet said the maze had a “storytelling twist”.
“So the kids can play hide and seek all between it, but the great thing is that the kids actually build the maze,” she said.