Australia’s ‘Red Centre’ has been transformed, with the ‘Field of Light’ planted in the foreground of Uluru, comprising some 50,000 solar lights atop slender stems and creating a visual impression of a field of glowing buds which sway in the evening breeze as the sun sets over Australia’s spiritual heartland.
British-born installation artist Bruce Munro is renowned for creating engaging, large-scale light-based installations, a field of work which is inspired by his interest in shared human experience. He conceived the idea for the Field of Light while visiting Uluru in 1992, and it materialised in its first incarnation at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in 2004.
The Field of Light at Uluru is the largest recreation of the solar powered installation, featuring 50,000 stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres, which will bloom and appear to sway as darkness descends. Pathways will invite visitors into the artwork, which will come to life under a sky brilliant with stars like an earthly reflection.