In the interest of public safety, Bruce Munro: Tropical Light will conclude earlier than anticipated, with 24 March the final night of the exhibition.
Initially scheduled to conclude on 30 April 2020, the difficult but right decision was made in light of the Government’s restrictions on mass gatherings to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Stepping into the light
The free, citywide exhibition Tropical Light with its eight large-scale installations by acclaimed artist Bruce Munro has sealed Darwin’s status as an Australian art hub. Read all about Tropical Light in the downloadable version of the article, originally published in SilverKris, Singapore Airline’s travel magazine (12 December). The surprising arts scene in Darwin is also highlighted in an online article on Escape.com. (Photo: Tourism NT:Daniel Tran)
Travel Destination Accolade
Bruce Munro: Tropical Light exhibition in Darwin receives a top Emerging Travel Destination accolade online in November 2019. Travel Lemming, a network of travel media influencers from around the globe, has published the top 30 worldwide must-see emerging travel destinations for 2020. The Northern Territory – Australia made it to #15 with a mention of Darwin and Tropical Light.
Tropical Light Praise
The Bruce Munro: Tropical Light exhibition rates a mention as a major attraction in this article on the online travel website Escape (18 November).
Tropical Light is a 2.5km trail of light installations by world renowned artist Bruce Munro that weaves it ways through the CBD of Darwin and the Waterfront. In this online article (18 November), it's clear that the illuminated exhibition, including iconic Hills Hoists with ultraviolet pegs, a rainstorm suspended in time and a mythical Green Flash, is well worth the flight to Darwin.
Not only was Darwin chosen as the next holiday destination in 2020 by the online travel website Whimn (15 November) but there’s mention of Darwin’s CBD and Waterfront precincts being transformed into a sea of insta-worthy illuminated art by the Bruce Munro: Tropical Light exhibition.
To read more visit Whhimn
Hills Hoists Are Alive
Darwin in the wet is known for its spectacular storms that burst through long, hot and sticky days. Now it has a new light show – of the man-made kind. Bruce Munro: Tropical Light exhibition makes the front cover of Traveller in the Sun Herald and Sunday Age with the Hills Hoists Are Alive. A great read which shines a light on the illuminated sculpture trail and the Northern Territory capital of Darwin.
See Darwin in a new light
Like Darwin itself, the Tropical Light exhibition is beautiful but unpretentious. Both are featured in this article, along with Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin Waterfront & Stokes Hill Wharf, Parap Markets, Sea Darwin, and Million Dollar Fish. First published in Escape, the article was also syndicated in Herald Sun, Telegraph, and Sunday Mail Brisbane.
Our Northern Lights
Our Northern Lights published in the Daily Telegraph focuses on how Tourism NT hopes that the new illuminated art trail – Bruce Munro: Tropical Light – will put a spotlight on Darwin and the region during what is usually considered a low season.
Laksa, larrikins and Tropical Light
In this online Guardian article, Laksa, larrikins and Tropical Light, Katie Cunningham provides a visitor’s guide to Darwin. She encourages tourists to visit before April 30, 2020 to see the Bruce Munro: Tropical Light exhibition, with light sculptures that tip their hat to Australiana and Territory icons: hills hoists decorated with technicolour clothes pegs and fishing rods arranged to form the NT’s floral emblem, the Sturt’s Desert Rose.