Guest Article - Brookfield Winter Lights

In 2008, the Committee for Perth released its report A Cultural Compact for Western Australia: the 10-year challenge. It invited the arts and culture sector, business and philanthropic organisations, the Western Australian Government and Local Government Authorities to commit to working together to revitalise our capital city and regional cities and towns. The goal of the Compact was to create a vibrant State where arts and culture are part of cultural appreciation and activity is part of everyday life for all Western Australians.

In line with this ethos, for the last seven years Brookfield has been hosting the Winter Lights Festival which offers Perth residents and visitors the chance to enjoy the city’s buildings combined with art in a unique way.

Winter Lights at Brookfield Place

Wednesday 3 to Saturday 13 July

The Winter Lights festival has become a must-see event for city workers, families, residents and tourists who flock to Brookfield Place to enjoy this festival of light, colour, arts, culture and events.

This year’s event ran from 3 to 13 July with more light installations, projections and entertainment than ever before resulting in our most successful festival yet with record attendance of approximately 47,000 people, countless social media posts and strong media attention.

For 11 nights, festival attendees were treated to free spectacular light installations, immersive projections and glittering performances from world-renowned visual artists, dancers and acrobats. Highlights included a circus-themed projection by Electric Canvas, giant blooming flowers as part of Florescentia by Zara Pasfield and Renzo B. Larriviere and Angus Muir’s towering volcano that regularly erupted with light and sound. Fliptease put on an impressive aerial display of acrobatics, while stilt walkers and roller skaters weaved through the crowds.

The 2019 Winter Lights Festival was presented by Brookfield Properties and ArtsBrookfield with thanks to our Presenting PartnerThe City of Perth, Competition Partner Qantas and Supporting Partners Curtin University, BrewHub and Dimeo.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.