The Northern Territory Government has splashed $3.5 million on a six month “immersive large scale light installation” for Darwin that it hopes will replicate the success of the Field of Light installation at Uluru.
British artist Bruce Munro is behind the new installation which will use eight different locations across Darwin including the Town Hall Ruins, which will host a piece called “Green Flash.
Running from October to April 2020, the eight Darwin installations will be called “Tropical Light”. It marks the first time Munro has used an entire city as a canvas for an installation.
Speaking to the NT News, Tourism Minister Lauren Moss is hoping the project would draw tourists to the Top End during the quieter months.
“We can’t underestimate the importance of having a world renowned artist … to create the backbone of this exhibition,” she said.
The news comes as Qantas prepares to start direct flights to Uluru from both Darwin and Adelaide in March.