The highly successful immersive installation Field of Light Uluru by Bruce Munro has been extended indefinitely beyond its previous close date of 31 December, 2020.
Since opening at the Ayers Rock Resort on 1 April 2016, the magical spectacle of 50,000 solar-powered spherical lights on display has attracted more than 450,000 visitors to date.
A $1 million refurbishment of the 62,500 square-metre installation is planned to ensure the exhibit is running at optimum level, with each individual stem of light and all the fibre optic cabling replaced.
The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, has inspired other Bruce Munro installations throughout Australia including Field of Light Albany and Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light which will run in Darwin from November 2019 to April 2020.
Field of Light Uluru will be the setting for an exclusive and the first Opera Australia concert under the stars, to take place on Saturday 2 November 2019. The announcement comes just weeks before the climbing of Uluru will be officially banned on 26 October, 2019 – exactly 34 years to the day in 1985 when that the sacred spiritual site was given back to its traditional owners.
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