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The spiritual heart of Australia is brought to life as internationally recognised British artist Bruce Munro’s immersive installation shines a spotlight on Uluru. The Field of Light Uluru immersive installation is one of Munro’s largest works to date, covering the size of four football fields over 50,000 slender stems, weighing approximately 15 tonnes, and has travelled over 19,000 kilometres through over 32 international and domestic flights with Qantas to make it to Australia; also making it the furthest his artworks have travelled. Powered through solar panels, as darkness falls these stems start to bloom, encouraging viewers to experience life under the clearest sky full of spectacular stars.
Having visited Uluru in 1992, Munro was inspired to create an emotional response for the viewers through his monumental light-based installations. After realising the greater scale of his installation at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Munro set his sights on creating a unique opportunity for people to enjoy the spiritual nature of Uluru itself. Since captivating audiences at different sites across the UK, USA and Mexico, Munro’s latest exhibition in Australia, named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, will shine brightly for an entire year, experiencing the desert’s distinct seasons.
Field of Light will be on display near Uluru at Ayers Rock Resort from 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2017.