Field of Light: Avenue of Honour is coming to Albany this September!
Field of light is an immersive art installation by Bruce Munro gently illuminating the Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence with 16,000 shining spheres in homage to the Anzacs who departed from Albany for the Great War.
The artwork will shine at night with thousands of glass spheres on slender stems planted along the avenue at Albany Heritage Park by local volunteers, illuminating the tree-lined path blooming at night like wildflowers after rain.
It will reference the national flowers of Australia and New Zealand; honouring 100 years since the First World War’s end and celebrating Albany’s unique biodiversity with thousands of lights shining in the whites, yellows and greens of the wattle and the kowhai.
Incorporating Munro’s motif use of light on an environmental scale to create an emotional response for the viewer, Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will symbolise wild beauty, sacrifice, courage and honour. Coinciding with the Armistice, the installation will embody peace, hope and light; a celebration of a brighter future and a timely reminder for the need of hope and peace amid a world of chaos and conflict.