‘Bruce Munro: Tropical Light’ is an outdoor exhibition featuring the work of world renowned artist, Bruce Munro. The exhibition stretches across the Darwin City and Waterfront and activates many of Darwin’s beautiful park areas.
The theme of the exhibition explores Darwin and the Tropical Summer and is expressed through light, visual art and story.
At the very least ‘Bruce Munro: Tropical Light’ is a FREE experience where you can walk around at your own leisure and view the exhibition. You can start at any location on the map and view all the sculptures or just a few, depending on how much time you have. Though we have designed the exhibition as a tour with a designated start and finish point.
To assist you in deciding when you would like to view the exhibition please read the following:
The exhibition runs for 6 months, opening 1 November 2019 to 30 April 2020.
The exhibition is open 7 days a week.
The sculptures can be viewed by day though hold their special significance when illuminated at night.
Start point: Civic Park
End point: Darwin Waterfront
To ensure you have the best experience possible without too much hustle and bustle we advise people to register their attendance as ideally each night there will be less than 1000 people on the path.
Wheelchair and Prams
The exhibition wants to ensure that it is accessible for everyone to view. As the exhibition is across public spaces there are some things that are out of our control, such as wide enough footpaths for wheelchairs and prams to move about. We have created Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with street closures in Austin Lane and West Lane, so that you can move about on the road without the worry of sharing the roads with vehicles.
For the majority, the path is wheelchair and pram friendly with footpaths and flat areas to move along. In Civic Park we have created an access path through the centre of the sculpture site to get up close and there is way finders to guide you to the Civic Park ramp way to move along the exhibition path.
Quiet and Rest Zones
We understand that events can sometimes be over stimulating and people may need a quiet zone to get away from it all. Please refer to the map to see the designated quiet zone area.
The Tropical Summer weather may make the walk around the path a little exhausting, so please take some time to enjoy the rest points along the way.
The Tropical Summer is a beautiful time in Darwin and it’s an experience of adventure. It is the time of year where we can expect rain, though don’t let that turn you away. Bring your umbrella and rain jacket just in case it starts to rain or jump inside one of the many restaurants and bars along the way and enjoy a Tropical Light drink until the rain stops.
There is an App to download with the Tropical Light audio tour. It is a wonderful narrative of story and music to learn about the exhibition, Darwin and the Tropical Summer through the words of Larrakia Nation, Bruce Munro and Darwin artists.
Make the most of your night and plan ahead.