Darwin is in perpetual summer mode. It’s a place where winter attire is a rare requirement. But a noticeable change occurs when November 1 rolls around and the wet season rains appear heralding the start of ‘tropical summer.’ Dramatic thunderstorms bring a welcome respite from the heat and at dusk sunset lovers observe radiant golden colours as the sun dips into the watery horizon. This is the time of the year when wildlife sneak away to begin mating and when the much-needed rains transform the dusty brown landscapes into pockets of fresh green and flowering colour.
And this year the city of Darwin has injected a slightly different colour. But nature isn’t responsible. Rather the acclaimed British installation artist, Bruce Munro and six local artists have added unique colours into the Top End’s capital city. And night-time is when it really ‘takes off.’
Renowned for his immensely popular Field of Light at Uluru, Munro and his team have created his first city-wide exhibition, Bruce Munro: Tropical Light. And this free six-month-long Darwin exhibit which opened on November 1st is timed to coincide with the Northern’ Territory’s tropical summer season.
For the full story published on The Upsider : Darwin’s new outdoor light exhibition
Here’s a few images snapped on my phone.
For more information and an impressive gallery of images head to Tropical Light website :
Note: the writer was a guest of Tourism NT. All opinions expressed are my own.