At Uluru, The Field of Light art installation, and global phenomenon, by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, is coming to Uluru, Australia for the first time. As part of Ayers Rock Resort’s commitment to arts and culture, which includes staging once-in-a-lifetime experiences, it’s hosting the biggest Field of Light installation to date at the place that inspired it – Uluru. In keeping with the desert’s vast scale, Munro and his team will install more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres. The coloured spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, will bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland.
Munro visited Uluru in 1992 as he fare welled the country he’d called home for eight years. While camping at Uluru, he says: “The Field of Light installation was one idea that landed in my sketchbook and kept on nagging at me to be done. I saw in my mind a landscape of illuminated stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls, under a blazing blanket of southern stars, to bloom with gentle rhythms of light”.
Ayers Rock Resort is home to five distinctly unique hotels ensuring every taste and budget is satisfied; from the 5 star Sails in the Desert Hotel, the comfortable Desert Gardens Hotel, to the self-contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel, and Ayers Rock Resort Campground, offering powered campsites and air conditioned cabins.
Guests at Ayers Rock Resort’s five properties can delve into Munro’s monumental experiential artwork in one of three ways. The entry-level Field of Light Pass ($35) includes return bus transfers to the remote site and ample time to experience the exhibition. The Field of Light Star Pass ($75) includes the above, along with a Palya welcome and sparkling wine and canapés at an elevated viewing area to finish. The 4.5-hour A Night at Field of Light ($235) includes sparkling wine and canapés at sunset from an elevated viewing area, time to immerse in the artwork and a three-course dinner showcasing native ingredients as well as return bus transfers.
The solar-powered exhibition opens April 1, 2016 and can be visited until March 31, 2017.