Lights set to fade on Mt Clarence

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
A military salute will farewell the lights as they glow for the very last time Sunday evening on April 28.
Camera IconA military salute will farewell the lights as they glow for the very last time Sunday evening on April 28. Credit: Mark Pickthall, Bruce Munro Studio

Albany’s stunning light installation, Field of Light: Avenue of Honour is drawing to a close.

Since the Bruce Munro artwork opened in October, more than 140,000 people have experienced the installation and many thousands more are expected during the busy Easter and Anzac Day periods.

The art installation illuminates the Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence, honouring the Anzacs with more than 16,000 shining spheres marking the last sight of home for the troops who left Albany for war.

A military salute will farewell the lights as they glow for the very last time Sunday evening on April 28.

Concluding Albany’s World War One centenary commemorations, a number of special events will take place at and around Field of Light: Avenue of Honour around Anzac Day and in the days before its lights are permanently dimmed, including nightly Last Post ceremonies and a cadet guard of honour.

More than 140,000 thousand people have experienced the installation.
Camera IconMore than 140,000 thousand people have experienced the installation. Credit: Bruce Munro Studio

The moving installation is commissioned by cultural organisation FORM in partnership with the City of Albany.

Smashing all expectations, more than 144,000 attendees have experienced Field of Light: Avenue of Honour since Tourism Minister Paul Papalia launched the installation in October 2018.

FORM’s Executive Director Lynda Dorrington said as the installation draws to a close, she is understanding the impact the artwork has had on the community and its visitors.

“Field of Light: Avenue of Honour offers a contemporary way to commemorate a momentous period in history, and has connected thousands with memory, notions of sacrifice and legacy in a meaningful way” she said.

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will be illuminated until the night of Sunday 28 April, after which it will be un-installed.

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