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Bruce Munro’s Field of Light illuminates Uluru in a sensational display of colour in video & pics

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The Field of Light exhibition has Uluru as its backdrop. Picture: Mark Pickthall

A UNIQUE installation is illuminating Uluru’s landscape.

More than 50,000 solar-powered slender stems topped with frosted glass spheres – enough to cover four football fields – will give visitors to Uluru an added bonus.

The exhibition, named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or “looking at lots of beautiful lights” in local Pitjantjatjara, is part of international artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation.

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Field of Light is made up of more than 50,000 glowing lights. Picture: Mark Pickthall

He first got the idea when visiting Uluru in 1992, but it wasn’t until 2004 that he created Field of Light.

“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,” he said.

Field of Light Video

Over a decade later and multiple exhibitions, it will call Uluru home for the next year.

Ayers Rock Resort is hosting the installation, with guests able to see it at either night, sunrise or a special dinner under the night sky at A Night at Field of Light.

Read more about the Field of Light exhibition at the NT News.


Henry Sapiecha

March 26th, 2016

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