• Solo exhibition of large-scale exterior works by Bruce Munro opens at Waddesdon Manor

    Winter Light at Waddesdon

    12 November 2014 – 4 January 2015

    From 12 November the grounds of Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire will again be transformed by artist Bruce Munro who continues his residency at the Manor with an eight piece exhibit. The exhibition is the fourth project for Waddesdon and forms part of the their on-going commitment to collaborating with contemporary artists as part of their wider arts programme.

    The light based exhibition includes existing artworks such as Field of Light which is being shown this year in smaller scale within the Rose Garden of the Manor.  Munro has also created several site specific pieces, notably Gathering of the Clans and the Good Seed, for Winter Light.  For the first time Munro is exhibiting in the Manor with Snow Code a piece created specifically for the White Room and one that continues Munro’s exploration onto the use of Morse code, light, literature and language.

    A short film of the exhibition will soon be published

  • Bruce Munro Field of Light debuts on 22 November 2014 at Discovery Green, Houston

    Discovery Green’s Brown Promenade comes to light this winter with a unique installation created by Bruce Munro.  Field of Light at Discovery Green will be Munro’s first Southwest and fifth United States installation, and the first time the artwork will be presented in an American urban environment.

    The Field of Light, inspired by the unique landscape of Uluru, Australia, now responds to its given environment, be that field or woodland.  Munro continues to be stimulated by landscape and none more so than the city skyline and urban context presented  by Discovery Green.

    Opening on 22 November 2014 and running throuhg to February 2015, the Exhibit comprises 4,550 radiant, frosted glass spheres atop slender stems connected by illuminated fiber optic. The spheres and stems wait quietly until dusk and then bloom with gentle rhythms of colored light as darkness falls over the park.

    Munro’s installation is the first selected by the Conservancy’s newly-established fine art committee, chaired by Judy Nyquist and comprised of community experts dedicated to bringing the best international fine art to Discovery Green. Chosen for his creative use of light, Munro also shares the park’s commitment to using recycled materials in unexpected ways.

    Munro has said “It is an honor to have been invited to exhibit as part of the Conservancy public art program and to appear for the first time in Houston and the State of Texas.”