Discover the incredible stories of Albany’s ANZAC heritage which have inspired Bruce Munro to create the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour art exhibit. Travel to the summit of Mt Clarence to experience the panoramic, sunset views of King George Sound; the last glimpse of Australia for the ANZAC fleet in 1914. Visit the location of Australia’s first ANZAC Day Dawn Service Mass and be immersed in the cascading panorama of 16,000 lights as you descend through the Field of Light exhibit, like a field of wildflowers amongst native Australian trees.
In 1914 over 41,000 Australian and New Zealand troops amassed in a convoy of over 40 ships in the protected waters of King George Sound, Albany as they awaited their departure to the battlefields of Europe in the First World War. For many, Albany was their last experience of Australian soil. Inspired by Albany’s incredible ANZAC Heritage, acclaimed UK artist, Bruce Munro, has created an ephemeral art exhibit featuring 16,000 glass spheres on slender stems planted along the Avenue of Honour at Albany Heritage Park, illuminating the tree-lined path, like wildflowers after rain.Our tour will take visitors to the summit of Mt Clarence, where guests experience a self-guided walking tour of the ANZAC monuments including the location of Australia’s first Anzac Dawn Service Mass. Discover Albany’s amazing stories and view the panorama of King George Sound at sunset, imagining the departure of the ANZAC fleet. As our bus leaves Mt Clarence at dusk, guests will experience the panoramic view of the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exhibit, before alighting for a self-guided walk, immersed in the cascading panorama of 16,000 lights whilst descending through the exhibit, like a field of wildflowers amongst native Australian trees.