Brighten up your 2020 with 50,000 flower lights!
For the past year, the Northern territory has been home to an internationally acclaimed art installation. Inspired by the stunning Australian Outback and natural wonder Uluru, The Field of Lights adds a sense of magic to the already gorgeous view. This exhibition is suitably named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku (looking at lots of beautiful lights) in local Pitjantjatjara.
Created by award-winning artist Bruce Munro, most known for his large scale light installations, seeing the Field of Light is a once in a lifetime experience. The installation features 50,000 ‘flower stems’ with a frosted globe, creating an effect of luminous flowers, spanning an area the size of 9 football fields. Being out in the desert the Field of Lights is the first art of Munro’s that is solar-powered.
There are different options for viewing and enjoying the field of lights, whether you wish to watch at Sunrise or Sunset, with a three-course traditional bush tucker dinner or just a simple walkthrough at nighttime.
Of course, whilst you’re out visiting the gorgeous field of lights you can also explore the immense indigenous culture in the region. The area is perfect for connecting with nature and the beautiful surrounds, taken care of for centuries by the indigenous tribes in the area. Take the Tjukurpa Tunnel, do the Kuniya Walk and see the natural watering hole Mutitjulu.
At the time of posting, August 28 2020, all Australian states and territories are allowed access to the Northern Territory. If you intend to visit and are in a current COVID-19 hotspot you must quarantine for 14 days.