Light festivals and art installations are illuminating destinations all around the world however, Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) is establishing itself as one of the most sought after to experience these immersive, profound and multi-sensory experiences in technicolour. The NT currently showcases its iconic landmarks and 65,000 year old living culture through Field of Light in Uluru and Parrtjima – A Festival in Light, in Alice Springs – both of which transform their vast landscapes into vibrant outdoor galleries. The NT will continue to amaze and astound with a third installation that stimulates the senses in the Territory’s capital city, Darwin with the introduction of Bruce Munro: Tropical Light. Located in the Territory’s three key regions, the creative application of lighting technology on dramatic landscapes provides added impetus for leisure visitors, as well as business events groups, to consider going to the NT.
Darwin – Tropical Light
In Darwin, a world-first lighting display by artist Bruce Munro will open in early November, with eight illuminated, large-scale sculptures by local artists installed across the Darwin CBD and Waterfront, over a 2.5-kilometre art trail.
Alice Springs – Parrtjima (pronounced Par-Chee-Ma)
Parrtjima – A festival in Light, takes place in Alice Springs every year in April and is the only authentic First Nations festival of its kind, showcasing the oldest continuous cultures on earth through the newest technology – all on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas.
Uluru – Field of Light
Further south, the globally-acclaimed installation ‘Field of Light’ at Uluru, also created by artist Bruce Munro, has mesmerised leisure and business events visitors and will continue to do so following a recent announcement it has been extended indefinitely at Uluru.