Bruce Munro calls for Field of Light Ayers Rock Australia

Fundraising has begun on a project to take Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation back to its birthplace: Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) in Australia.

If successful, it will be Munro’s largest installation to date, consisting of a quarter of a million stems of light, covering one square kilometre of land.

Uluru is a World Heritage site, is sacred to the Anangu people. For many foreigners, it’s a symbol of Australia itself.

Field of Light at Uluru will be entirely solar powered, and made of 3,290 kilometres of optic fibre and 165 kilometres of recycled 12mm acrylic tube.

“We’re going to be extraordinarily careful, and we’re using 500 LED solar-powered illuminators, so that the installation doesn’t waste any power” said Munro.

Funding for the project is being sought via corporate sponsors and website Visitors can click on a link titled ‘Be a Part of It’ which opens a page where they can make an online donation.

“We hope Bruce’s many supporters around the world will donate a stem for £12 each,” a spokeswoman said. Corporate sponsors are being invited to sponsor clusters of 500 stems at £5,000 each.

Bruce Munro and his team will take six weeks to install Field of Light at Uluru.

“I consider myself extraordinarily privileged to be invited to work here,” he added. The desert will be left pristine when Field of Light is dismantled, in October 2012.

Field of Light will seek to illuminate gently, rather than garishly. It will be lit for four hours from dusk every evening, using that day’s supply of solar energy.

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