EVENT: After Dark: Light Installations in the Landscape by Bruce Munro
Various dates throughout December, free event, more info
For December only, two nights a week, experience Bruce Munro’s light installations in the barn, the Field of Light and a field of moons as you have never seen them before. The Mess restaurant and bar will also be open to enjoy drinks or a ‘light’ supper (dinner bookings must be made in advance phone/ 01747 445042 or email/ email@example.com). Please specify a 6pm or 8pm sitting when booking supper.
After dark is the perfect time to view Bruce Munro’s five light installations in the tithe barn and outside in the sculpture gardens. See the landscape around the galleries light up in a multiplicity of colours. The amphitheatre shaped lawn will be highlighted by a bumper crop of mini moons based on the ‘Harvest Moon’ designed for Waddesdon Manor. The courtyard gardens will host ‘Moon Blooms (Field of Light)’, two swathes of stemmed fibre-optic globes whose colours shift from one shade to another so slowly you barely notice, until suddenly the field of blue and green you have been looking at has morphed into pink and purple. An ethereal light-based, sculptural experience that calls attention to nature and based on Bruce’s famous Field of Light in Uluru, Australia and Field of Light in Sensorio, California.
Wiltshire based Bruce Munro is inspired by natural light and his curiosity for shared human experiences. With a background in fine arts and lighting design, large-scale light-based artworks have become his signature. He has created them for parks, galleries, museums, botanical gardens, estates and cathedrals all across the world.
Photo: Mark Pickthall