Drone experience to be permanent cultural offering at Uluru

Over 1000 drones will take to the skies every night over Uluru, using technology to tell an ancient story – in the largest ongoing drone show in the world.
Drone show over Uluru

Wintjiri Wiru has been years in the making. Getting it right has been crucial. When you choreograph 1000 flow drones to tell, ‘a story that’s been told in the sand for over 70,000 years, and will now be told using cutting edge technology for the world to see,’ as Matthew Cameron-Smith, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia explains, ‘it is important to us that we honour culture in every step of the process’.

Announced today (Thursday 2 February), the cultural experience will be launched in May over the Central Desert, making it the largest ongoing drone show anywhere in the world. It has been designed and produced by media architecture studio RAMUS, based in Melbourne, which is headed up by Canadian-born light artist Bruce Ramus.

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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