A moving art installation created by internationally acclaimed UK artist Bruce Munro and made of 16, 000 glass spheres has drawn more than 50,000 visitors to Albany's Mount Clarence since it launched on October 5th.
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.
“This 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,” Mr Munro said. “To fulfil life’s potential, reconciliation and peace must always be at the forefront of our thoughts and actions".
Commissioned by cultural organisation FORM in partnership with the City of Albany, Field of Light: Avenue of Honour resides under the memorial trees lining the Avenue of Honour and is a site to behold both during the day and night.
The installation, which seeks to showcase Albany nationally as a world- class tourism destination, is Munro’s second large-scale outdoor artwork in Australia. His first has been enchanting visitors to Uluru since 2016.
“It’s 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.” City of Albany Executive Director of Corporate Services Michael Cole said.
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, is free to view and open daily and will light up from sunset to 10.00 p.m. until April 25th.
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will be closed on Christmas Day.