Light installation brings visitors to Albany

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Field of Light Avenue of Honour at night Lee Griffith
Camera IconField of Light Avenue of Honour at night Lee Griffith Credit: Lee Griffith

A moving art installation has drawn in more than 50,000 visitors to Albany’s Mount Clarence since October 5.

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, created by internationally acclaimed UK artist Bruce Munro is made of 16, 000 glass spheres and was installed in October.

Paying homage to the Anzacs amid significant 2018 Armistice celebrations, Field of Light: Avenue of Honour continues to serve as a poignant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by Anzac troops more than a century ago.

Munro said his installation is about bringing to mind the infinite, youthful spirits of the Anzacs, and honouring their lives by vowing that war is no longer an acceptable option.

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“To fulfil life’s potential, reconciliation and peace must always be at the forefront of our thoughts and actions,” he said.

Commissioned by cultural organisation FORM in partnership with the City of Albany, the installation resides under the memorial trees lining the Avenue of Honour and is a site to behold both during the day and night.

City of Albany Executive Director of Corporate Services Michael Cole said it is wonderful to see so many people visiting this incredible artwork.

“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.”

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, is free to view, open daily and will light up from sunset to 10.00pm until April 25th.

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will be closed on Christmas Day.

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