Bruce Munro is noted for his immersive site-specific installations that employ light to
evoke emotional response, often in an outdoor context and on a monumental scale.
His practice is a mediation of memory, moments of shared human connection, and
incorporates a fascination for components and an inventive urge for reuse. In this talk,
Munro will give an overview of his work, and explore how both site and remembered
personal experience has provided inspiration for the creation of temporary experiential
artworks set within landscape as well as intimate story-pieces.
Many locals will have come across Bruce’s work – from a sea of CDs at Long Knoll in
2010, to the Field of Light at the Holborne Museum in 2011, and his indoor installations
at Salisbury Cathedral. Among his works further afield, he has been exhibited by the
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Waddesdon Manor, the de Rothschild Foundation,
Buckinghamshire; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. His work has been
commissioned by many organizations including the Royal Society and Queen’s Theater,
both in London. In the United States, he has found that botanical gardens provide the
generous space many of his outdoor pieces require and he has had solo exhibitions at
Longwood Gardens, Cheekwood Museum and Gardens, and Franklin Park Conservatory.
In 2015 he will exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Scottsdale Museum of
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Art of the Garden is a celebratory programme that will explore the relationship between gardening, art and the landscape. This autumn and winter, to celebrate the opening of Oudolf Field, a perennial meadow designed by Piet Oudolf, Hauser & Wirth Somerset has invited leading lights in the fields of landscape and garden design, art and sculpture, literature and photography to talk about their work.
Art of the Garden is curated by Caroline Donald, Garden Editor of the Sunday Times