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Field of Light visitor numbers exceed expectations

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
The stunning light installation, Field of Light: Avenue of Honour has attracted more than 12,000 visitors since its launch on October 4.
Camera IconThe stunning light installation, Field of Light: Avenue of Honour has attracted more than 12,000 visitors since its launch on October 4. Credit: Brad Donaldson

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.

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

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“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.

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