Arrivals & Departures Field of Light: Uluru light spectacular extended to 2020

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Due to "incredible demand", the immersive installation by artist Bruce Munro will now remain beyond its previously extended March 31 closing date. 

Since it opened in April 2016, the Field of Light Uluru installation has been seen by more than 200,000 visitors. And that number is set to grow, with the exhibition to stay in place at Ayres Rock Resort until December 31, 2020.

Named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or "looking at lots of beautiful lights" in the local Pitjantjatjara language, the installation comprises more than 50,000 stems with frosted-glass spheres connected by illuminated optical fibre.

It's Munro's largest work to date, and his first to be lit up entirely using solar power. 

Munro said he was "greatly moved and humbled by the enormous response to the artwork". 

"It's obvious the combination of the exhibition and a canvas as visceral as this — flourishing from red dirt and tufts of spinifex, in the shadows of nature’s biggest shape-shifter, Uluru, is immensely powerful to people," he added.

The news follows the announcement that Munro will bring a site-specific Field of Light installation to Western Australia's Great Southern from October, when Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will illuminate the Avenue of Honour on Albany's Mt Clarence in a tribute to the Anzacs who departed from the port city for World War One.

The Albany installation will remain until Anzac Day in April 2019.

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