Thousands of glass spheres on slender stems planted along the avenue at Albany Heritage Park by local volunteers, illuminating the tree-lined path with an artwork blooming at night like wildflowers after rain.
Avenue of Honour
An immersive art installation by Bruce Munro, Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will pay homage to the Anzacs with 16,000 shining spheres at Mt Clarence marking the last sight of home for 41,000 troops who departed from Albany for the Great War.
The internationally renowned UK artist’s ephemeral landscape installation will reference the national flowers of Australia and New Zealand; honouring 100 years since the First World War’s end and celebrating Albany’s unique biodiversity with thousands of lights shining in the whites, yellows and golds of the wattle and the kowhai.
Highlighting the region’s unique sense of place and identity in sophisticated, contemporary ways, Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will symbolise wild beauty, sacrifice, courage and honour.
The installation was commissioned by independent,
non-profit cultural organisation FORM with the City of Albany and made possible by funding from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Lotterywest.
It will coincide with peak wildflower season and the conclusion of the Anzac Centenary commemorations, exhibiting from October 2018 through to Anzac Day in April 2019.