Albany’s breathtakingly rugged coastline delivers a fitting backdrop to the highly anticipated Field of Light: Avenue of Honour art installation. The Field of Light will transform Albany’s Avenue of Honour into a dazzling gallery of light with 16,000 stemmed glass spheres, gently illuminating Mount Clarence’s tree-lined avenue. Located in Western Australia’s southernmost port city, Albany was the last glimpse of Australia for some 30,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps departing for the battlefields of The Great War and the first glimpse of home for those who returned. The themes of memory and hope are at the heart of this, site-specific ephemeral lighting installation by acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro (renowned for his Field of Light at Uluru).
Launching in October 2018, the installation will coincide with the conclusion of Anzac Centenary commemorations and will remain in place for up to eight months, closing after Anzac Day in 2019. You can complement your Field of Light: Avenue of Honour experience with a short walk to the extraordinary National Anzac Centre.
To get here, take Albany Highway, just five hours from Perth, while a direct flight from Perth airport will whisk you there in one hour and 15 minutes.