Field of Light extended indefinitely

The light installation has just undergone a $1 million refurb to ensure its longevity.

Bruce Munro’s award-winning exhibition Field of Light Uluru has been extended indefinitely following its ongoing success.

Located at Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory, the art installation opened on 1 April 2016 and has since become a tourism drawcard for the destination, attracting more than 450,000 visitors to date.

The exhibition was previously scheduled to end on 31 December 2020.

With today marking one month until the closure of the Uluru Climb, Voyages CEO Grant Hunt said Field of Light is “an enduring way for guests to enjoy the destination”.

“Field of Light Uluru allows people to experience the destination in a way that is unexpected and we are still seeing incredible demand, with guests noting that the installation is a key element of their stay,” he said.

Australia’s Minister for Tourism Simon Birmingham also welcomed the extension of Field of Light Uluru, which covers 62,500 square metres of the region.

“Beyond the natural wonder that is Uluru, this unique experience is a major reason why thousands of domestic and international tourists continue to flock to the Northern Territory each year,” he said.

“It is great to see that this successful and beautiful exhibition will remain a major visitor drawcard and I congratulate Bruce Munro and Ayers Rock Resort on their continued contribution to Uluru’s future tourism sustainment.”

Million-dollar refurb completed

To maintain the quality of the experience, a $1 million refurbishment of the installation has just been completed, overseen by Munro.

Each individual stem of light and all the fibre optic cabling was replaced ensuring the vibrancy will remain in place.

Munro said he is truly honoured Field of Light will remain at Uluru.

“The ancient landscape of the Red Centre continues to inspire my thoughts, feelings and ideas that shape my life and work,” he said.

The exhibition, officially named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is made up of more than 50,000 stems topped with frosted-glass spheres that light up after dark.

Field of Light Uluru was Munro’s first work to be illuminated entirely through solar power. It has inspired other iterations across Australia by the artist, including Field of Light Albany and Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light which will run in Darwin from November 2019 to April 2020.

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