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Oprah in Horsley Park

Supplier: Austral Bricks
03 April, 2012

Austral Bricks™ unveiled their latest brick mural on December 8, welcoming Oprah Winfrey to Horsley Park.

Oprah is the latest visiting celebrity to be depicted in brick as part of Austral’s Brick Art™ program. The 100 square metre brick wall will remain in place for three months and follows other temporary and permanent Brick Art murals around the country featuring AFL players, US President Barack Obama, Mary MacKillop, Michael Jackson and Tiger Woods.

Brett Ward, General Manager Marketing, Austral Bricks said, “We created this mural to welcome such an inspiring person to Australia, and give the people of Western Sydney an opportunity to have a piece of Oprah in their own backyard. It is also a testament to Australian brickmaking and bricklaying that we can produce Brick Art like this.”

Facts:

Bricks: 3936 half bricks and 4046 full bricks from the Burlesque and Dynasty ranges were used to create the detail of shadow and contrast, and the wall was built on steel frame Wall: 10m x 10m

Build time: 4 days

Personnel: 2 bricklayers, 3 labourers