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See a Show of Lights on Buildings - Join the Fun of Festival
BROOKFIELD WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL has been held four times before, and this year promises to be bigger and better than before. With activities for the kids, art activations, lighting spectacular, fashion, bars for wining and dining, and so much more, the Winter Lights is the place to be during July 2017!
One of the highlights from the 2016 Festival
This festival is "a journey of art and light transforming Brookfield Place through spectacular light installations, projections, exhibitions, interactive events, and performances by local, national and international artists".
Projections on the heritage buildings lining St George's Terrace
Interactive Mr B - a real time 3D animated character
A wonderful light totem with laser cut stencils that will illuminate Brookfield paths, which will in turn put literature in lights onto the back of the Heritage building
Roving performances, Fliptease and Nightnorms. These characters will wend their way through the festival areas creating interest and fun with the crowds
Digital Wattle who are award winning firm, using installations by New Zealand artist, Angus Muir who will set up light trees that will interact as people move past them
Spectrum, who are another installation by Angus Muir, and for this visitors are asked to push illuminated tubes making them change position and colour
TIMES for ENTERTAINMENT
Projections on the Terrace - this will be seen on the Brookfield Place Heritage Buildings along St Georges Terrace from 19th to 29th July from 6 pm to 11 pm.
This is a fascinating and luminous series of projections that will transform the heritage façade of the Royal Insurance, and WA Trustee buildings in sync with a "luminaire extraordinaire light display" on the adjacent building, Newspaper House and Perth Technical College.
Interactive Mr B will be on at the Old Perth Boys School on St Georges Terrace and will be from 19th to 29th July also from 6 pm to 11 pm
Mr B is a real-time animated Avatar, and is a brilliant interactive projection that will track the movement of a person in the interactive zone and mimic them to provide a fun, and incredible experience.
Storytelling Projection will be behind the Old Perth Boys School, and in front of the Basilica, and will also be on from 19th to 29th July from 6 pm to 11 pm
This is a family-oriented storytelling projection and will have light-hearted fun for all ages. This will be located at the rear of the Curtin building, and will provide eye-catching animation.
Digital Wattle will be at the Heritage Square, Brookfield Place, from 19th to 29th July from 6 pm to 11 pm and this will be the first time that Digital Wattle will be in Western Australia.
This is one not to be missed, with its dynamic reactive light sculpture which is a contemporary depiction of Australia's iconic Wattle flower. "Three hundred glowing orbs of coloured light sit upon sleek fibreglass extrusions, while hundreds of shades of yellow sway gently in the breeze as an understated sound-scape emerges".
Spectrum will also be at Heritage Square, Brookfield Place, from 19th to 29th July from 6 pm to 11 pm
Spectrum is Angus Muir's second, thrilling installation; a hands-on interaction of sophisticated, multi-coloured rods which enable a person to personalise the artwork to appeal to their own sense of beauty.
Literature in Light will be held at the ground floor level in front of Brookfield Place Tower from 19th to 29th July from 6 pm to 11 pm.
Roving Performers can be seen at the ground floor level in front of Brookfield Place Tower 1 at the following times:
19 and 26 July – 6 pm and 7.30 pm - The Nightnorms 20 and 27 July – 5.40 pm, 6.20 pm and 7 pm - Fliptease Orbs
21 and 28 July – 6 pm and 7 pm - Fliptease Prisms
Fliptease and Nightnorms will weave through the festival with their circus performances, adding joy, intrigue and fun while engaging with the visitors.
The Nightnorms are a trio of roving physical theatre performance artists, combining theatre, dance, play and a bit of circus. Three women will traverse a new landscape, their lanterns lighting their way. They are unusual tricksters who are sure to hold your interest and fascinate you!
Fliptease Orbs will have snow globes filled with joyous and curious ballerinas. In her bubble, this ballerina is fascinated by the world she is kept away from, and therefore everything is a curiosity.
Fliptease Prisms is a freestanding aerial piece, and the Prisms are the first of their sort. Geometric by nature, the artists move to match the lines and shapes they cast - also very fascinating.
Following your tour of the intuitive lighting displays, theatrical dance, and inspired movement within the month-long festival, the vibrancy of Brookfield's award winning restaurants and bars venues will be there for you to dine and relax in and will make the perfect addition to your event experience!
The City of Perth is also part of this year's Brookfield Winter Lights Festival and the city is their installation sponsor along with Curtin, PWC, Dimeo and Schindler as other supporting partners.
Lights at the Brookfield Winter Lights Festival
Here is a fantastic look at the 2015 festival show and it will give you a taste of what is to come, though this year should be bigger and better.
And the following is a very short version of a previous year's festival - both worth watching.
Admission to this event is free, so bring the family and see these stunning and fascinating displays.
The projections on the Terrace 3D animated lights
Some of the eating establishments at Brookfield include:
If sushi is your thing - try Sushi Izakaya
Mussels from Print Hall
Grill'd - all sorts of burgers
Mouth watering hamburgers!
They also have a huge CAFE COURT where you can choose from a whole host of different types of meals.
A small section of the cafe Court
There are various bars and pubs if you feel like drinking or just chilling out, and it would be hard to resist a drink such as this one!
Drinks at Choo Choo - Image: Their Facebook page
There are heaps more eating places and as well as the large food court - which has much more than most other food courts, there are also dedicated restaurants and cafes in the complex.
From Wednesday 19th July to Saturday 29th July, 2017
In the heart of the city at Brookfield Place - one of Australia's most significant landmark precincts.
Free to watch
By bus - Brookfield Place is within a convenient 200 m walk from the Perth Busport and the Esplanade Train Station, and free CAT buses are available to be caught on St Georges Terrace.
By car - there are a number of City of Perth and Wilson Parking lots available across the CBD. These include:
City of Perth Parking
Wilson Parking - $6 night/weekends
Secure Parking at Westralia Square
For more information on Brookfield Place and events, check out this website.
This whole event is one not to be missed, and all the entertainment is free, making it a really desirable and fun-filled place to see where the whole family can be amazed.