Internationally recognised artist Bruce MunroвЂ™s installation, Field of Light Uluru, will open on April 1, 2016 at Ayers Rock Resort in Uluru, Australia
By: FE Online | Published: March 31, 2016 6:08 PM
Internationally recognised artist Bruce MunroвЂ™s installation, Field of Light Uluru, will open on April 1, 2016 at Ayers Rock Resort in Uluru, Australia. In keeping with the desertвЂ™s vast scale this is MunroвЂ™s largest work to date, more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of four football fields. It is also the artistвЂ™s first work to be illuminated through solar power. The spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, will bloom in darkness. Pathways created by the artwork will draw viewers into the installation, which will come to life under a sky with stars.
British artist Bruce Munro is best known for producing monumental light-based installations. Munro conceived the idea for the Field of Light while visiting Uluru in 1992, but it wasnвЂ™t until 2004 that the artist was first able to realise it for LondonвЂ™s Victoria & Albert Museum, followed by a larger iteration in a field behind his home. Field of Light has since captivated visitors in differing site-specific iterations at locations across the United Kingdom, the United States and Mexico.
вЂњField of Light was one idea that landed in my sketchbook and kept on nagging at me to be done. I saw in my mind a landscape of illuminated stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls, under a blazing blanket of southern stars, to bloom with gentle rhythms of light. Field of Light is a personal symbol for the good things in life,вЂќ said Munro.
вЂњField of Light Uluru presents a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy not only the spiritual nature of the destination, but experience it in a unique and mesmerising way,вЂќ said Voyages Executive general manager вЂ“ sales, marketing and distribution, Ray Stone.
Guests to Ayers Rock Resort can experience the installation in a number of ways, with options including a two hour visit, a Night at Field of Light dining experience and the option to enjoy at sunrise. The exhibition, named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or вЂlooking at lots of beautiful lightsвЂ™ in local Pitjantjatjara, will be in place for a full year throughout the desertвЂ™s distinct seasons, and will close on March 31, 2017.
вЂњLogistics for a project such as this are immense, and we are fortunate to have the expertise of Qantas, the official airline partner of the Field of Light, who transported the unique stems of light all the way from the Bruce Munro Studio directly to Ayers Rock Airport,вЂќ added Stone
The Qantas Group transported the stems, weighing in total approximately 15 tonnes, more than 19,000 km over 32 international and domestic flights to Australia.
Alison Webster, freight executive manager, Qantas, вЂњWe are thrilled, as AustraliaвЂ™s national carrier, to be involved in this unique project which quite literally shines a spotlight on one of the most breathtaking and special places in the world, Uluru.вЂќ