As the night falls in Uluru, our family got ready to venture off to the famed Field of Light Uluru. The critically acclaimed Field of Light Uluru is an internationally celebrated exhibition by artist Bruce Munro and can be visited until 31 December 2020. The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date. Given its popularity, we recommend that you book your tour before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.
Field Of Light Uluru – About The Exhibition
Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, Field Of Light Uluru invites immersion in its fantasy garden of spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white. These 50,000 solar-powered lights resemble bulb-shaped flowers and are connected by a network of fiber optics.
It is also the artist’s first work to be illuminated entirely through solar power. The spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, bloom as darkness falls. Pathways demarcated by these white guiding light draw viewers into the artwork, which comes to life under a sky brilliant with stars. There are 2 main pathways – a short or longer version. We recommend taking the longer route as it is less crowded and allow you to take in the sights fully without being disturbed.
While looking at the lights below, don’t forget to look up to see the entire night sky filled with a highly visible Milky Way and shimmering stars. Despite our best efforts, it is closed to impossible to capture the amazing sight with our usual DSLR or GoPro cameras. The space is really too dark. All photos used are taken from our Sony A7 without tripod. Tripods are not allowed in the exhibition space.
Field Of Light Uluru – Experience Options
You can enjoy the field in a number of ways – a Field of Light Pass includes transfers, a Star Pass includes transfers as well as sparkling wine and canapes, and for those wanting a special evening under the stars there is A Night at Field of Light dining experience that includes transfers and guests can also arrive via helicopter or camel for an additional charge.
Between 22 October and 24 March each year, you can also enjoy Mayu Wiru, meaning ‘beautiful flavour’ in local Pitjantjatjara. This premium experience for a maximum of 16 guests combines an exceptional gourmet menu celebrating the ancient flavours of Indigenous Australia with a private escorted tour through Field of Light.