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Uluru transformed by LEDs into illuminated field

Mark Pickthall/ABC
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Fifteen tonnes of solar-powered lights are behind a visually spectacular art installation by artist Bruce Munro at Uluru, set to open on April 1.

The project is Munro’s largest incarnation of Field of Light, which has previously been installed at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as across the United Kingdom, the United States and Mexico.

Although the project debuted abroad, the idea was actually conceived at Uluru in 1992.

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Munro said he always dreamed it would one day be installed at the iconic Australian rock.

“Field of Light was one idea that landed in my sketchbook and kept on nagging at me to be done,” Munro said.

“I now have the honour and privilege of returning to create an iteration of this artwork for the place that inspired it.

“A work conceived in the red desert returns to its birthplace springing from the dry ground.”

The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, will be in place for a full year throughout the desert’s distinct seasons, and will close on March 31, 2017.

The idea for the project was conceived by the artist at Uluru. Photo: Mark Pickthall/ABC

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