British artist Bruce Munro will bring a light-based exhibit to Brookgreen Gardens in Spring 2020.
Called “Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light,” thousands of light, lit by LED and fiber optic technology, will come together as seven different works of art. Each piece is designed and installed in a natural area of the garden.
Here is the list of installations:
- “Field of Light” – 11,700 stems of light in softly moving colors covering the Arboretum
- “Fireflies” – 600 sprays in Oak Allée
- “Time and Again” – 37 lilies in Pegasus Field
- “Okonjima Choral Society” – 2,000 “frogs” behind the garden wall at the Rosen Carolina Terrace
- “Hive” – 1,448 hexagonal diffusers in the Bell Tower
- “Reflections” – 4 animations highlighting the arcade between the Welcome Center and Keepsakes
- “Water-Towers” – 10 Towers in the grassy area behind Fillies Playing
This “will be the only opportunity to see Munro’s work in the Southeastern United States in 2020,” according to Brookgreen Gardens’ announcement.
The exhibit will begin on Apr. 8 and run through Sept. 12, 2020. Brookgreen will be opening Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. for this exhibit. Tickets are available now, and a special season pass will be available for members of Brookgreen Gardens.
“Lights have always played a major part in my life and work and, for me, it is a natural medium to use,” Bruce Munro said about his inspiration for “Field of Light.”
Page Kiniry, Brookgreen Gardens’ president and CEO, said she was “thrilled” to have the Gardens be a venue for artists like Munro.
“This is a rare opportunity for our community to see the work of this world-renowned artist,” Kiniry said.