Field of Light Uluru

Field of Light Uluru
Field of Light Uluru - Image Source: Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury

Allow a network of pathways to guide you through a wonderland of enchanting waves of colour at the Field of Light. As darkness falls over the outback, the desert is brought to life by an immersive art installation consisting of over 50,000 illuminated spindles in a multitude of gentle colours beneath the starry night sky. The display covers a staggering 49,000 square metres on a canvas of red sand.

Image Source: Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury

In the local Pitjantjatjara language, the name of the installation is ‘Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku’, which in English is ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’. However, the Field of Light is so much more than that, as it perfectly combines art with culture in the most captivating way.

The concept was inspired by Uluru itself when renowned artist Bruce Munro was camping there in 1992; however, it wasn’t until several years later that the sketches in his notebook were brought to life at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The exhibit has travelled around the UK, the US, and Mexico, before arriving at the base of Uluru in the heart of the Northern Territory in 2016. This is the largest recreation of the exhibition to date. Originally intended to remain there until 2017, its stay has been extended twice due to overwhelming popularity. Since 2016, visitors from all around the world have been mesmerised by this unique artwork.

A number of different tours and experiences are on offer to those lucky enough to witness the magic of this breathtaking installation.