Successful Field of Light Uluru shines on
Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru has commenced its second season and will now continue to delight guests until 31 March 2018. The award-winning exhibition, located at Ayers Rock Resort in the spiritual heart of Australia, opened to critical acclaim and has exceeded all expectations, proving to be a stand-out drawcard to the destination.
“With such incredible demand, and high occupancy experienced throughout the year at the resort, we expect Field of Light Uluru Season II to build on the success of the first season, and continue to enjoy sellout success,” said Voyages Executive General Manager Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Ray Stone.
“Since opening, almost 120,000 guests have been deeply moved by the Field of Light; it’s hard not to be. The extension offers an extraordinary opportunity for guests to enjoy not only the spiritual nature of the destination, but experience it in a unique and mesmerising way.”
The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is
Munro’s largest work to date, with more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of four football fields. It is also the artist’s first work to be illuminated entirely through solar power. The spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, bloom as darkness falls. Pathways draw viewers into the artwork, which comes to life under a sky brilliant with stars.
“I am greatly moved and humbled by the enormous response to the artwork. It’s obvious the combination of the exhibition and a canvas as visceral as this – flourishing from red dirt and tufts of spinifex, in the shadows of nature’s biggest shapeshifter, Uluru, is immensely powerful to people,” said artist Bruce Munro.
To celebrate the launch of the second season local artists Pamela Taylor and Beryl De Rose have created a painting, Tili Tjuta, meaning ‘many lights’ inspired by the Field of Light Uluru. The painting introduces a new story, now depicted on canvas, about the Field of Light creation, underneath a beautiful desert night sky where each night the stars show ‘Tjurkurpa’ (creation stories). The artists were inspired by colour, particularly the changing colours of the landscape as the sun set and the way that the evening enhanced the colours.
Guests can enjoy the field in a number of ways – a Field of Light Pass includes transfers, a Star Pass includes transfers as well as sparkling wine and canapes, and for those wanting a special evening under the stars there is A Night at Field of Light dining experience that includes transfers and guests can also arrive via helicopter or camel for an additional charge. Prebooking Field of Light experiences before arrival is strongly recommended.