9 Sep 2022
The G’day Group is pleased to announce that the immersive light and sound installation, Light-Towers, will illuminate its iconic Red Centre property from April 2023
30 years on from his first visit to the Red Centre, acclaimed British/Australian light artist Bruce Munro has partnered with Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider, the G’day Group, to bring his immersive sound and light installation, Light-Towers, to Discovery Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park.
Due to open in April 2023, Light-Towers, will become Munro’s second Red Centre work, following Field of Light at Uluru which has received international acclaim since its installation in 2016.
Munro said that it was during his first visit to the Red Centre, in 1992, that a tip from a fellow camper led him and fiancé, now wife Serena to discover the wonders of Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park.
“Our first trip was memorable because the road was unmade and we wondered if we had been sent on a wild goose chase, but thankfully it was just as it had been described,” Munro recalled.
“I was astounded to see fossils of a seabed at the top of the gorge – the notion that Australia was under the sea was and still is mind blowing. The Red Centre really puts geological time into perspective and shows us how small and short our lives are. Every time I visit, I learn new things and it’s an infinite natural resource of inspiration.”
Consisting of 69 two-metre towers that change colour in response to music emanating from within them, Light-Towers, will take guests at the iconic Discovery Kings Canyon Resort on a captivating and immersive aural and visual journey.
G’day Group Chief Executive Officer Grant Wilckens said that the installation will give domestic and international visitors another reason to visit Kings Canyon following the recent completion of the first stage of $22 million in planned works at the property.
“A visit to the Field of Light in Uluru is now considered ubiquitous with a trip to Central Australia,” Grant said.
“The installation of Light-Towers is a way of celebrating G’day Group’s growing footprint and continued investment in the Red Centre, as well as a commitment to showcasing thought-provoking arts and culture as part of our property’s offering.”
The logistics of the operation to bring the installation to the remote Red Centre will involve collaboration of Munro’s team of four, alongside a group of volunteers and members of the G’day Group team. Installation will begin in early 2023.
Light-Towers was originally created and exhibited in 2010 within the Cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom.
For more information visit: www.gdaygroup.com.au
About Discovery Kings Canyon
Discovery Kings Canyon and Discovery Parks – Kings Canyon is one of the Territory’s best-known resorts and holiday parks. Having recently completed the first stage of refurbishments, travellers have a range of accommodation options including the newly refurbished Standard Rooms.
Experiencing the Red Centre is very accessible from Discovery Kings Canyon with the iconic Kings Canyon Rim Walk only a short drive away.
G’day Group owns and operates three properties along the Red Centre Way. These are Discovery Parks - Alice Springs, Discovery Parks - Glen Helen and Discovery Kings Canyon.
About G’day Group
Founded by Grant Wilckens in 2004 with three properties in WA, the G’day Group is now Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider with around 300 properties across Australia.
G’day reached $1bn company status in 2020, and is home to three brands; Discovery Parks (owned and managed parks), G’day Parks (independently owned licensed parks) and G’day Rewards (membership program).
G’day is majority owned by Australian Retirement Trust. Founder and CEO Grant Wilckens is also the Chair of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia and Board Director of the South Australian Tourism Commission.