The timing for the Field of Light Uluru has been extended. The artistic lighting installation will now remain in place until December 31, 2020.
Bruce Munro, an internationally acclaimed English artist, has designed the gigantic immersive installation. Under his supervision, it was installed at Ayers Rock Resort, which is just 15 kilometres from Uluru, on April 1, 2016. Since then, it has attracted numerous visitors and also won awards.
Ray Stone, the Executive General Manager Sales, Marketing and Distribution of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, hoped that the extension would allow more people to enjoy the incredible light exhibition. Referring to the visits of more than 200,000 guests since the opening of the exhibition, he expected that it would continue impressing the travellers.
The Field of Light or Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku (which means “looking t lots of beautiful lights” in local Pitjantjatjara) is the largest work of Munro till to date. He used more than 50,000 stems capped with radiant frosted glass shades to decorate an area the equals to the size of 9 football fields.
Another unique feature of this installation is that it is operated by solar power. The lights automatically illuminate when the darkness falls. It is an exotic and heavenly feeling to walk through the lights under a sky dotted with bright stars.
There are a couple of ways to experience the Field of Light. You can even have a grand entrance via helicopter or camel and enjoy a dining experience under the stars. A visit between October 22 and March 24 each year gives you the opportunity to enjoy Mayu Wiru, an exclusive fine dining experience combined with a premium escapade to the Field of Light.
You should pre-book to join any of the events at the Ayers Rock Resort.