Q&A with public art maestro Bruce Munro

Wisdom on managing an international career, public art bureaucracy and fatigue from one of the world’s most celebrated artists working with light today.

British artist Bruce Munro first visited Darwin in 1992 and ended up spending several years living in Australia. He is perhaps best known for his Field of Light installation created at the foot of Uluru, more than 50,000 slender forms crowned with reflective discs that created a shimmering mass over an area the size of nine football fields.

Munro has just unveiled his latest project Tropical Light, eight new and reimagined light sculptures across Darwin’s CBD and Waterfront foreshore (Nov 2019 – April 2020).

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina