Perth peeps, get ready—our favourite light festival is back and even bigger, better and brighter than ever! The Brookfield Winter Lights Festival will be lighting up our beautiful city from 19 to 29 July, and what better way to brighten up the chilly winter nights (and our Instagram feeds) than a wonderland of light and gorgeous art?
Anyone who has been before knows this festival is a whirlwind of glittering lights and guaranteed good times, but each year just seems to get better and better. This year is no exception, with more light installations, more projections, more interactive events and more performances—our heads are spinning already!
One of the absolute must-sees this year will definitely be Kiwi artist Angus Muir’s ‘Digital Wattle’ installation, arriving in WA for the first time ever. The huge, glowing, swaying ‘trees’—a series of reactive light sculptures—will be lighting up Heritage Square in Brookfield Place throughout the festival, and Muir’s Spectrum—a display which lets you adjust tubes of coloured light to however you like them—will also serve as part of the interactive pieces.
A much-loved favourite of the Winter Lights Festival is the famous light projection on the facades of St Georges Terrace heritage buildings, which is going next level in 2017 with the use of real-time 3D animation on the Old Perth Boys School. Keep your eyes peeled for the stunning light totem with laser cut stencils which will illuminate Brookfield walkways, casting literature in light onto the rear of the heritage buildings.
Performance art by Fliptease and Nightnorns promises to bring added energy to the festival, with roving lantern-lit physical theatre and light-themed dance. And when all that ooh-ing and aah-ing inevitably gets you a little peckish (or thirsty), take a load off at one of the many wine-and-dineries in the Brookfield Place precinct, like Sushia Izakaya, Print Hall, The Trustee, The Heritage Brassiere, Bar Lafayette and Choo Choo’s just to name a few.
Gather up the family and friends, and get ready for Brookfield Place to turn it on!
What: Brookfield Winter Lights Festival
When: 19-29 July
Where: Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Image credit: Brookfield Place
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