Hobart's Quarry Explosion

Explosive launch to arts festival

Hobart's Quarry Explosion

We're loving the Ten Days on the Island Festival which launched with a bang on Friday when we were lucky enough to attend an explosion at the Hazell Bros, Quarry!

To kick off the event, 30,000 tonnes of rock was blasted at the quarry for the benefit of Netherlands performance artist Nick Steur.

Steur takes life's balancing act extremely seriously and is creating "impossible sculptures" by stacking rocks on top of each other.

Take a look at the explosion again

One of the major acts of the festival is a man who balances rocks in seemingly impossible ways. So to kick off the festival, they blew a few thousand tons of new rocks from the wall of the quarry.

Dave spoke with Geoffrey Hazell from Hazell Bros to find out more: