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SOURCE Tourism Northern Territory
One of Australia's most popular tourism experiences will call Northern Territory home for 3 more years
ULURU, AUSTRALIA, Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro's immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru has been extended for a further period and will now remain in place until December 31, 2020.
The award-winning exhibition, located at Ayers Rock Resort in the spiritual heart of Australia, opened on April 1, 2016 to critical acclaim, and has since exceeded all expectations proving to be a stand-out drawcard to the destination.
"With such incredible demand, and high occupancy experienced throughout the year at the Resort, extending the Field of Light to 31 December 2020 will allow even more guests to enjoy this extraordinary experience," said Voyages Executive General Manager Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Ray Stone.
"Since opening, more than 200,000 guests have been deeply moved by the Field of Light, it's hard not to be. This further extension offers guests the opportunity to enjoy not only the spiritual nature of the destination, but experience it in a unique and mesmerising way," said Ray.
The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or 'looking at lots of beautiful lights' in local Pitjantjatjara, is Munro's largest work to date, with more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of nine football fields. It is also the artist's first work to be illuminated entirely through solar power. The spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, bloom as darkness falls. Pathways draw viewers into the artwork, which comes to life under a sky brilliant with stars.
Tourism Australia MD, John O'Sullivan welcomed the decision to extend the exhibition until the end of December 2020. "Field of Light has been a remarkable success, and there's clearly still significant demand amongst people both here in Australia and overseas to make the journey to Uluru to see what is unquestionably one of world's most spectacular and immersive exhibitions."
ABOUT AUSTRALIA'S NORTHERN TERRITORY
Tourism NT's role is to increase the desirability of the Northern Territory as a travel destination, inspiring more people to visit the spiritual heart of Australia. The organization helps highlight the incredible natural beauty of our diverse regions from the tropical Top End to the rich outback of the Red Centre and the amazing adventures visitors can have in Australia's Outback. www.northernterritory.com
ABOUT VOYAGES INDIGENOUS TOURISM AUSTRALIA
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) and offers unique experiences including Ayers Rock Resort, Home Valley Station and the Mossman Gorge Centre. Profits from all business activities are re-invested. www.voyages.com.au
ABOUT BRUCE MUNRO
Bruce Munro is noted for his immersive site-specific installations that employ light to evoke emotional response. Born in London in 1959, he completed a B.A. in Fine Arts at Bristol in 1982. Shortly thereafter he moved to Sydney where he took up employment in design and lighting, inspired by Australia's natural light and landscape. Returning to England in 1992, he settled in Wiltshire, where he and his wife Serena raised four children. His work has been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Waddesdon Manor, the Rothschild Collection, Buckinghamshire, and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. It is held in museum collections internationally including the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. www.brucemunro.co.uk
Mandi Hefflinger, PR Manager
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