Field of Light
Uluru Field of Light - included in all departures in 2019 and 2020
In 2016, the spectacular Field of Light art installation created by British artist Bruce Munro went on display in the place which inspired it - Uluru, in the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia. His largest installation to date, it features more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres, gently blooming as darkness falls over the desert. Entry to the solar-powered installation is included in departures of our Best of Australia tour throughout 2019 and 2020, so you can enjoy an evening excursion to this remote area, with plenty of time to immerse yourself in Munro’s monumental experiential artwork.
Field of Light, Uluru, Bruce Munro 2016. Ayers Rock Resort. Photo by: Mark Pickthall
You will see Uluru in the distance long before you arrive at the viewing area. Rising up from the central Australian desert it sits at 348 metres above the plain - higher than the Eiffel tower in Paris even - and it is truly a breath-taking and humbling sight to behold. Your visit will be at sunset, the most magical time to view Uluru where you can watch the colour change before your eyes as the light gradually fades from the sky. From beautiful burnt orange, striking red to delicate pink Uluru will be a stark contrast to the darkened outback and endless horizon surrounding it. If you choose to travel on our Best of Australia tour before the end of 2020, you will also have admission to the Field of Light included. From there you will be able wander through the 50,000 solar powered bulbs of lights, all individually planted across a vast expanse of the Australian desert while Uluru stands majestically in the background. This is your opportunity to lose yourself in this unique and spell-binding piece of art. Just don’t forget your camera!
Article published on: 12th April, 2016