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Edinburgh's Field of Light exhibition by Bruce Munro

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When I first read about the Field of Light exhibition by Bruce Munro in an article by The Scotsman, I knew I had to go and see it for myself.

St Andrew Square in central Edinburgh will host the collection of 9,500 acrylic stems, which gradually light up as darkness falls.

The Scotsman

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The installation has been in various cities across the UK as well as in the US. The amazing site really lifts your spirits, especially when darkness settles over the city. We’re still in Daylight Saving’s/GMT time and while it’s still slowly getting dark later in the day, the sight of all the lit stems are a sight to behold, even as you’re approaching St Andrew’s Square Gardens from either direction.

It took me a while to notice, but the OH has commented how pretty it was that the colours changed. I was too busy trying to get good shots on my phone, but the variations in colour combinations across the field of stems is almost magical in itself. You can see why it took Bruce Munro and his team so long to set up all the individual stems and to arrange the wiring to make sure the installation itself was properly organised. I wouldn’t say that you could spend hours on end going around the exhibition, it is definitely one of those exhibitions that if you’re quite an introspective person, you might find yourself looking at the lights and feeling inspired or a sense of calm, but otherwise it’s a quick 15-minute stroll around the small gardens before you head off to your next destination, but definitely worth the visit.

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The exhibition started on Monday 3rd February and will be open to the public until Sunday 27th April at St Andrew’s Square Gardens.

Have you been to visit the Field of Light installation yet? Have you got any photos of your own to share?


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