Light art by Bruce Munro to transform Edinburgh

Date Posted: 20/11/2013

Field of Light, the work of British artist and light art practitioner Bruce Munro, will illuminate Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square from 3rd February to 27th April next year.

Previously shown at the V&A Museum in London and the Eden Project in Cornwall, the installation will be specifically designed to suit the gardens, with thousands of acrylic stems gradually lighting up as darkness falls.

School trip organisers planning a trip to Edinburgh will be able to experience the Field of Light installation for free.

Natural inspiration in Australia

Bruce Munro is best known for immersive large-scale mixed-media installations based on his interest in the medium of light. Field of Light was initially conceived over 20 years ago while he travelled through central Australia.

He supposedly became transfixed by the energy that radiated from the red desert and since then has spent time developing the supporting technology to enable the most effective use of fibre optics in conveying his concept.

Having developed the idea for over a decade the first Field of Light was created in the field behind his family home in Wiltshire.

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