Field of Blooms

Internationally acclaimed Visual Artist Bruce Munro’s immersive installation, Field of Blooms, will be on display at Chichester Cathedral from 29th November 2021- 30th January 2022.

Presented within Paradise, a reflective green space within the Cathedral’s 600 year old Cloisters, the artwork comprises 1000 stems of light.

These gently illuminated spheres of light, gradually change and morph in colour - a process which the Artist describes as “rhythms of light”.

British Artist Bruce Munro is best known for immersive large-scale light-based installations inspired largely by his interest in shared human experience. Field of Blooms has been presented internationally, including at Uluru, Australia – the original source of inspiration for the Artist. 

Describing the artwork, Bruce Munro said:

“I wanted to create field of light stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, would quietly wait until darkness falls and then under a blazing blanket of southern stars bloom with gentle rhythms of light. One’s attention is thus drawn to the nature that surrounds the installation as well as the Field of Blooms itself.”

The presentation of Field of Blooms has been kindly supported by Arts Advisor and Curator Jacquiline Creswell. She said:

“Bruce is creating a spectacular, uplifting immersive experience, combining colour and light with music. This installation is imbued with beauty and wonder and in the context of Chichester Cathedral’s Paradise - it is a symbol of renewal and energy.”

The artwork forms part of Chichester Cathedral’s celebrations for Advent and Christmas, under the banner of ‘The lights shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it’ (John 1.5). The period will see the return of The  Chichester Nativity, a photographic art installation heralding the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic in Chichester in the style of a renaissance tableau.


Field of Blooms is best viewed in the dark. We advise visiting Monday to Saturday (4.30pm - 6.30pm). Please note that on Sundays the Cloisters close from 3.30pm.*

The Cloisters are accessible with a level entrance via the West Lawn, and ramp access via the East Lawn. Please bare in mind that you may be subject to the cold and the floor may become slippery when wet. Plan your visit here.

*occasionally, the Cloisters and the Cathedral may be closed earlier than the advertised times.