Field of Light art installation, and global phenomenon, by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, is coming to Australia for the first time. As part of Ayers Rock Resort’s commitment to arts and culture, it’s hosting the biggest Field of Light installation to date at the place that inspired it – Uluru. Bruce Munro and his team will install more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres that will bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland. Pathways will draw viewers into the installation, which will come to life under a sky brilliant with stars.
About the artist
Bruce Munro is noted for his immersive site-specific installations that employ light to evoke emotional response, often in an outdoor context and on a monumental scale. Born in London in 1959, Munro’s passion for light as a medium began in Australia. Munro visited Uluru in 1992 as he bid farewell the country he’d called home for eight years. Tour Options
Field of Light Star Pass
30 minutes prior to sunset
The experience begins with a convenient hotel pick-up to the remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru. You’re welcomed at an exclusive elevated viewing area. Your knowledgeable host will provide insights and background to the artist and light installation that awaits you.
As the last rays of sun hit Uluru, splashing the rock’s façade with colour, and darkness gradually falls, the 50,000 glass spheres gently sparkle to life. Covered under a sky brilliant with stars, Field of Light beckons you to explore and lose yourself momentarily in the rhythms of coloured light.
Take in the vast scale of the installation one last time from the raised viewing area as you savour sparkling wine and canapés before your transfer back to your hotel.
• General admission to Field of Light • Introduction by a host • 15min twilight viewing of the Field of Light from raised area • 45min self-guided walk-through the illuminated Field of Light • Sparkling wine and canapés from a raised viewing area prior to departure • Return coach transfers from all hotels
Field of Light, Uluru, Bruce Munro 2016 Photo by: Mark Pickthall
Tour Guideline Price:
AUD $85 / GBP £49
2 hours 30mins including transfers
Please note: All optional excursion descriptions represent a typical itinerary and will not necessarily operate exactly as outlined. Distant Journeys reserves the right to change the local operators at short notice if deemed necessary and appropriate.
The organisation and communication were first class. The flexibility in travelling to the destination was impressive and the hotels where we stayed in were all of a good standard. Our Coach was driven by Ken, who was a character and nothing was too much for him.
Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.
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