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Of course, there are many labyrinths constructed which are only designed to last
for the duration of a specific ceremony or event. Here are a selection of our photographs
from the "Labyrinths of Light" event which took place in the city of Cork in Ireland,
15th to 21st December 2005, as part of the "Solas - Festival of Light" to mark the
end of "Cork 2005 - European Capital of Culture." Throughout late November and early
December, churches, schools, community groups and artists worked on creating over
50 labyrinths, large and small, temporary or ephemeral, which were installed or displayed
across the city during the week leading up to the winter solstice, culminating in
a showcase of the labyrinths created at the City Hall on the evening of 21st December.
Looking for more photos of portable and canvas labyrinths? We have a separate page
of images of these labyrinths -see a selection of our photographs.
All of the images on this page (and many more besides!) are available in high resolution
digital formats for licensed reproduction. For details of reproduction fees and permission
procedures, send us an e-mail with details of your planned usage and format requirements.
Above & below: portable labyrinth painted on washable vinyl, installed in Mahon Point
Shopping Centre, 0th December, 2005.
Labyrinth created by Neil & Alan O'Dwyer.
Right & below: Labyrinth of light, projected onto the pavement outside the Cork 2005
Information office in St. Patrick Street.
Labyrinth Projections designed by Jeff Saward.
Above & below: Double-spiral labyrinth formed of nightlights in paper sacks, outside
County Hall, Cork, 19th December, 2005. Created by Marie Brett & Nic Piper De Breit.
Above: A labyrinth of lime dust in the grounds of St. Finn Bar's Cathedral, Cork,
created by Sandra Minchin.
Below: Cork City Hall, Labyrinth Showcase event, 21st December.
Left: Labyrinth formed from Xmas lights and bark chips in front of the Crawford Art