Acclaimed artist, Bruce Munro has unveiled his first city-wide installation in Darwin called ‘Tropical Light‘ upon the back of news that the ‘Field of Lights’ in Uluru has been extended indefinitely.
Tropical Light is the largest art exhibit undertaken by Mr Munro connecting Darwin City to the waterfront precinct on an illuminated 2.5 km walk. Visitors will pass 13 sculptures and structures (eight of which have been produced by Munro himself) all seeking to capture the natural light and landscape of the Northern Territory.
The lights of the street art exhibit will be switched on at 7 pm every night from November 1 to April 30 2020, and are a nice bonus for those visiting Darwin in the shoulder tourism season. An audio tour has also been created giving visitors an interactive experience that really brings the artworks to life as they walk the city on a balmy Darwin summer night.
The story behind Munro’s affinity with Darwin and the Northern Territory becomes evident as you discover the personal stories and inspiration behind these magnificent sculptures. The self-guided journey through the city begins at Civic Park where a pathway connects the artworks dotted throughout the city.
This is Munro’s third light exhibit in Australia with the first at Albany paying tribute to fallen soldiers while the critically acclaimed ‘Field of Lights’ in Uluru has just been extended indefinitely this week.
Why not take a trip to Northern Territory to visit both?
The ‘Field of Lights’ exhibit has attracted half a million visitors in the three years that it has been open and it is not hard to see why. The mesmerising artworks are made up of 50,000 spindles of light that transform the starkness of a desert night.
Taking up a mind-blowing seven football fields, the fantasy garden brightly lights up the grounds of the iconic Uluru and gently swaying in the evening breeze. What’s better is that if you time it correctly, you can enjoy the ‘Field of Lights’ and a magical sunrise. While Darwin’s ‘Tropical Light’ is a free exhibit, the ‘Field of Light’ is a paid experience best enjoyed with a guided tour and hotel transfers.
For more information about extraordinary experiences in Northern Territory to accompany a visit to Bruce Munro’s light installations in Darwin and Uluru, head to Experience Oz to start planning an unforgettable getaway.