There are not enough adjectives to describe the magnificence of the Field of Light at Uluru. Picture the vast star filled night sky, the backdrop of the Big Rock and a field of light across the desert as far as the eye can see. This is one of the most brilliant works of art in Australia. It is both moving and magnificent.
Internationally acclaimed artist, Bruce Munro has installed his Field of Light exhibition in the desert adjacent to Uluru, the original inspiration for his artwork. Essentially, and his team have placed 50,000 stems crowned with frosted glass spheres which light up as the sun sets. This is powered by 36 solar panels which interface with 144 projectors.
According to Rebecca Christgau, who is Bruce's Studio Manager"The art work is the culmination of a 24 year deal for Bruce who first conceived of the idea on 1992 when he travelled in the area. So to is in the studio it's a special piece".
The artwork is named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku by the local Uluru community which means “looking at lots of beautiful lights” in local the Pitjantjatjara language. It has been extended to 31st March 2020.
There are a number of viewing options – the Field of Light Pass, Sunrise, Star Pass, A Night at Field of Light which includes dinner, A Night at Field of Light by Camel or by Helicopter. Click here for booking options. Prices start from $35. The exhibition is located in a remote area away from town and is not accessible unless booked onto one of the tours.
"Do try and see the artwork as dawn of you can. There is a special moment when the lights fade and the sun crowns the horizon and the artwork is lit by natural sunlight and it simply glows silver gold. That's my favourite point" advises Rebecca.
The best place to stay is the Ayers Rock Campground. It is 15kms from Uluru and the closest place you will find to stay. For more information on the Campground, click here.