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An Immersive New Installation from the Artist Behind Uluru's 'Field of Light' Has Arrived in Australia

Bruce Munro's latest work features 16,000 stemmed glass orbs carpeting Albany's Avenue of Honour.
By Libby Curran
October 04, 2018
By Libby Curran
October 04, 2018

He's the creative mind behind Uluru's spectacular Field of Light installation, which pulled more than 200,000 visitors in its first eighteen months and has been extended twice to keep up with demand. And now, renowned British artist Bruce Munro has lent his talents to yet another landmark Aussie exhibition.

This time, he is illuminating the tree-lined Avenue of Honour in Albany, Western Australia. Field of Light: Avenue of Honour kicks off today and will run until April 25, 2019, in honour of the ANZACs who departed for the Great War from this southernmost point of the state 100 years ago.

It's an immersive work, aglow each night with 16,000 flower-like glass spheres, 'planted' by local volunteers to form a glowing carpet through the avenue's memorial trees. Arriving at peak wildflower season, the glowing orbs also nod to this corner of the country's unique plant life, referencing the whites, yellows and greens of the wattle and New Zealand's kowhai.

Munro's Field of Light: Avenue of Honour installation will be free to wander during its stint Down Under, which coincides with the ANZAC Centenary commemorations.

If you'd like to visit, you'll have to plan a bit of a trip. Albany is located a five-hour drive (or one-hour flight) from Perth.

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour runs from October 4, 2018 until April 25, 2019.

Images: Mark Pickthall, courtesy of the Bruce Munro Studio

Published on October 04, 2018 by Libby Curran
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