Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ayers Rock Resort to host art installation ‘Field of Light’

A monumental art phenomenon, Bruce Munro’s Field of Light, will be created in its largest form to date at Ayers Rock Resort in the spiritual heart of Australia. The solar-powered installation will open on 1 April, 2016, remaining open throughout the Red Centre’s distinct seasons until 31 March, 2017.

This ambitious exhibition forms part of Ayers Rock Resort’s commitment to arts and culture, which includes staging once-in-a-lifetime experiences and will illuminate a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru. 

This presents an absolutely unique opportunity for travellers to enjoy not only the spiritual nature of the destination, but experience it in a unique and mesmerizing way.

Bruce Munro conceived the idea for the Field of Light while visiting Uluru in 1992, but it wasn’t until 2004 that the installation first materialized at both London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and in Munro’s own backyard in south-west England. Field of Light has since dazzled visitors at sites across the United Kingdom, the United States and Mexico.

In keeping with the desert’s vast scale, Munro and his team will install more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres. The coloured spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, 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. 

Logistics for a project such as this are immense. Qantas, as the official airline partner of the Field of Light, is transporting 50,000 unique stems of light all the way from the Bruce Munro workshop in the UK directly to Ayers Rock Airport.

Guests at Ayers Rock Resort’s five properties will be invited to interact with Munro’s monumental experiential artwork. At a fee, of course! You can watch a 60-second video of this to get a better idea. 

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