Artist Bruce Munro (b. 1959) is best known for large immersive light-based installations inspired primarily by his interest in shared human experience and connection. He completed a B.A. in Fine Arts at Bristol Polytechnic in 1982. Shortly thereafter he moved to Sydney where he took up employment in design and lighting, inspired by Australia’s natural light and landscape. Munro became an Australian citizen in 1990 and holds dual nationality with the United Kingdom.
Returning to England in 1992, he settled in Wiltshire, where he raised 4 children with his wife, Serena. Following his father’s death in 1999, Munro felt compelled to resume artmaking on a personal level.
His work has been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Waddesdon Manor, the Rothschild Collection, Buckinghamshire and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. It is held in museum collections internationally including the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Message from BRUCE
It’s a privilege to be given the opportunity to create an exhibition for Darwin. This cosmopolitan city has changed a great deal since my last visit in January 1992. Darwin is a jewel that sparkles under a tropical sun… it has much to offer the discerning traveller in one of the remotest parts of the globe. The theme of the exhibition is uniquely all about Darwin.
On my recent visit in July 2018, I was lucky enough to witness and truly absorb Its natural beauty, unique wildlife, welcoming locals and glorious sunsets.
All of these incredible experiences both captivated and inspired me to create this exhibition.