Light art to illuminate Anzac spirit
“It’s about positivity, it’s about the future, it’s about beauty and it’s about human spirit.”
Artist and creator of Field of Light, Bruce Munro said his light installation is a commemoration of peace and reconciliation.
Avenue of Honour: Field of Light will be opened to the public today.
Sixteen thousand glass spheres will shine bright in a tribute to the sacrifice and bravery of the men and women who left for war, coinciding with the Anzac centenary commemorations.
Mr Munro said to be given the opportunity to create this work in remembrance of the Anzacs was an honour and a true privilege.
“This has been a massive project for me, when you fly pieces of work to different environments the work changes and the environment changes; this place is sentimental and the whole concept of doing something for the Anzac centenary was so different,” he said.
“In this place, you stop and think about exactly what it is we are commemorating here, and you try to create something to allow people to contemplate that these were the young people that gave their lives, I think that’s the point of this. I feel as if everyone in the community has gotten behind this project and that’s a really nice feeling.”
The artist said his installation, a global phenomenon, was more about the point of the work, to draw attention to the honour and emotion of the centenary celebrations. “I didn’t want this installation to take away from what we had done (in Uluru), but being here and seeing it come together it’s clear they are holding their own and are so different, they hold such different values,” he said.
Avenue of Honour: Field of Light will be open from until April 25, 2019.
FORM project manager Ellie Van Rhyn, Hugo Witt, Serena and Burce Munro, Tink and Florrie Munro and FORM’s Sue McMahon.
UK artist Bruce Munro said it has been a privilege to create Avenue of Honour: Field of Light.
The magical Field of Light.