On Aug. 18 at 9 p.m., PBA30 will air the fascinating documentary “Light: Bruce Munro.” This film examines the life and work of a British artist well-known for large-scale, light-based installations in outdoor settings, including a current exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Inspired by everything from childhood humor to meditation, Munro conveys his love of experimentation through flickering light tubes, LED-lit bottles and innovative repurposed materials. Munro learned about lighting and design while living in Australia shortly after college. In 1992, he set up a studio in southwest England and worked as an installation artist, creating unique architectural lighting and sculptures for private residences and commercial spaces.

Today, supported by a team of designers and technicians, Munro creates exhibition works and commissioned pieces.

In addition to discovering Munro’s story through the documentary airing on PBA30, viewers have the chance to experience a stunning outdoor art exhibition by this artist right here in Atlanta. 

“This exhibition will be something unlike any other that Atlantans have experienced,” said the garden’s President and CEO Mary Pat Matheson. “At dusk, the garden will become this enchanting, yet natural landscape that visitors just have to see to believe.”

Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden features site-specific installations created from hundreds of miles of glowing optic fiber -- on display at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Wednesday through Sunday evenings, now through Oct. 3.

Light: Bruce Munro on PBA30 Atlanta's PBS StationJason Getz

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