Desert Bloom

Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light’ brings 50,000 LED spheres to Uluru.

In the new-moon black of early winter, a coach draws up on a hillside just outside the Northern Territory town of Yulara, and four dozen or so of us clamber down into the night. The sky is cloudy and the air cold. But something special shimmers in the land's wide dip below. Some 50,000 softly coloured lights - combinations of oranges, blues, whites, greens and reds - sway a little in the breeze. It looks like magic.

This Field of Light is the inaugural Australian creation of British light artist Bruce Munro. The site-specific piece, which covers 49,000 square metres of red dirt just beyond the margins of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTIONS WILL BE VISITING THE FILED OF LIGHTS NEXT MONTH AS PART OF THE 63RD UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTIONS MEDICAL CONFERENCE. MORE INFORMATION HERE