Lights a star at­trac­tion

Albany Extra - - Front Page - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

The stun­ning light in­stal­la­tion, Field of Light: Av­enue of Hon­our has at­tracted more than 12,000 vis­i­tors since its launch on Oc­to­ber 4.

The in­stal­la­tion, cre­ated by in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed UK artist Bruce Munro, is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the City of Al­bany and FORM.

FORM front-of-house ser­vice man­ager Sue McMa­hon said vis­i­tor num­bers had ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions.

It takes some­thing spe­cial to gen­er­ate this level of in­ter­est so quickly and we’re very proud of what Bruce Munro has been able to cre­ate. Michael Cole

“We have av­er­aged be­tween 800 (and) 900 vis­i­tors a night,” she said.

“Our vis­i­tors come from across the Great South­ern re­gion and Perth, but in­creas­ingly we’ve seen vis­i­tors from New South Wales, Vic­to­ria and Queens­land, and in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors from the UK, New Zealand and even Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore.”

City of Al­bany act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Cole said it was won­der­ful to see so many peo­ple vis­it­ing the work and Al­bany. “It takes some­thing spe­cial to gen­er­ate this level of in­ter­est so quickly and we’re very proud of what Bruce Munro has been able to cre­ate for Al­bany. . . (it) will con­tinue to bring sig­nif­i­cant visi­ta­tion to Al­bany over its du­ra­tion,” he said.

The free in­stal­la­tion opened to the pub­lic on Oc­to­ber 4 and will re­main open un­til An­zac Day, 2019. Tours in­cor­po­rat­ing Field of Light: Av­enue of Hon­our and Al­bany Her­itage Park run Thurs­days to Sun­days.

The stun­ning light in­stal­la­tion, Field of Light: Av­enue of Hon­our has at­tracted more than 12,000 vis­i­tors since it­slaunch on Oc­to­ber 4.

The in­stal­la­tion will re­main un­til An­za­cDay 2019.

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