Now here’s an exciting way to use solar power.
British artist Bruce Munro has created an immersive large-scale installation that incorporates 15-tonnes of solar-powered LED lights to transform the striking landscape at Uluru.
Visually spectacular and overwhelming beautiful, the installation comprises of more than 50,000 slender stems of frosted-glass spheres and takes up the size of four football pitches. As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, the field illuminates. Gentle rhythms of colour – deep purples, red ochres, warm whites – light up the desert. Guests are encouraged to wander through the installation to experience the subtle undulations of light.
Conceived in 1992, Field of Light Uluru is the largest incarnation in a series of work by the internationally acclaimed artist. Munro said he always dreamed it would one day be installed at the iconic Australian rock. The project has finally come ‘home’ to the place that inspired it.
“Field of Light was one idea that landed in my sketchbook and kept on nagging at me to be done,” Munro said. “A work conceived in the red desert returns to its birthplace springing from the dry ground.”
The exhibition will be in place for a full year throughout the desert’s distinct seasons, closing March 2017.