Field of Light: Avenue of Honour

You may remember Bruce Munro from his staggeringly beautiful Field of Light at Uluru. Well, Mr Munro’s latest project on the shores of Albany in Western Australia is just as stunning and well worth a visit.

The internationally acclaimed British artist is best known for producing large immersive light-based installations, which often employ amassing components by the thousands, all carefully laid out by hundreds of volunteers.

Mr Munro’s latest project Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, gently illuminates the Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence, Albany, with 16,000 shining spheres set up in homage to the ANZACS who departed there for the Great War.

“The artwork will shine at night with thousands of glass spheres on slender stems planted along the avenue at Albany Heritage Park by local volunteers, illuminating the tree-lined path blooming at night like wildflowers after rain,” reads the artist’s statement.

“It will reference the national flowers of Australia and New Zealand; honouring 100 years since the First World War’s end and celebrating Albany’s unique biodiversity with thousands of lights shining in the whites, yellows and greens of the wattle and the kowhai.”

Mr Munro’s use of light on such a massive scale induces a highly emotional response for the viewer, as his immersive installation reflects qualities such as wild beauty, sacrifice, courage and honour.

“Coinciding with the Armistice, the installation will embody peace, hope and light; a celebration of a brighter future and a timely reminder for the need of hope and peace amid a world of chaos and conflict,” says Mr Munro.

For more information, visit www.brucemunro.co.uk

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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