Bruce Munro: Tropical Light Opens in Darwin

Some 50,000 visitors are expected to make the trip to Darwin over coming months for Bruce Munro: Tropical Light, which is set to light up the CBD from tonight.

A celebration of the Top End’s Tropical Summer, the free exhibition features eight illuminated sculptures by world-renowned artist Bruce Munro, alongside the works of five local artists.

Tropical Light artist Bruce Munro said it was great to see the exhibition finally opening in Darwin, and wished to thank everyone involved in Tropical Light.

“It has been an amazing journey and it’s been a privilege to be given the opportunity to create a world-first, city-wide exhibition for Darwin,” he said.

“This city has changed a great deal since my first visit on a camping trip in 1992. I hope Tropical Light attracts people from the Territory, Australia-wide and internationally to Darwin, which is an amazing city to be discovered.”

Over the next six months, visitors and locals will be able to immerse themselves each night in the stunning arts trail which snakes from the CBD through to the Waterfront.

People are encouraged to attend tonight’s opening celebrations, which will feature contemporary dance pieces, performances by the Darwin Larrakia-Belyuen dancers, live music, stories, a range of food and drink options, and more.

A free audio tour app has been developed for Bruce Munro: Tropical Light and is available to download on your smartphone by visiting www.tropicallight.com.au.

The app features stories from Bruce Munro, the Darwin artists and members of our Larrakia community, giving listeners a deep understanding of the inspiration behind Tropical Light.

To register for the free opening event tonight, visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bruce-munro-tropical-light-opening-night-tickets-77447219719.

To find out more information about Bruce Munro: Tropical Light, visit www.tropicallight.com.au.