Mt Clarence in Albany: a permanent site of remembrance and, commemorating 100 years since the end of WWI, a temporary site for art. Thousands of lights glowing under the memorial trees on the Avenue of Honour, in an installation by world-renowned artist Bruce Munr.o
Thousands of glass spheres on fibre optic stems,
lighting up each sunset in the colours of the wattle and the kowhai, national flowers of Australia and New Zealand.
A walk-through experience that plays on emotions, associations, memory and senses.
FORM commissioned Munro and managed the entire three-year process, alongside partnerships with City of Albany, Tourism WA, Lotterywest with support from Christine & Kerry Stokes AC, and the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Over fifty volunteers took ten days to install all the lights.
Albany was the last glimpse of Australia for the Anzac troops departing for the battlefields of World War I.
This artwork is a tribute to them, and to all who have served or lost loved ones in every conflict since.
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour shows how art—combined with place and story—can be a visitor drawcard, and a powerful human experience.
This artwork means international exposure for Albany, meaningful engagement between artist and community, and is a timely reminder of the sacrifices of war.