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Street art and Arabian Nights have transformed historic buildings on St Georges Terrace into a colourful winter wonderland.

A Sydney-based team from The Electric Canvas took more than 400 hours to create and display the family-friendly art themes from a film transparency on to five adjoining facades of buildings in Brookfield Place.

Now in its fourth year, the Winter Light Festival had become a hit with people who looked forward to the artistic light projections, Brookfield Place portfolio manager (WA) Alison Robertson said.

"Each year we monitor feedback from the community and social media, and the positive response is overwhelming," Ms Robertson said.

"It is evident to us that the Winter Light Festival is something the people of Perth love, engage with and look forward to each year."

The Electric Canvas spokeswoman said creating a light projection on the heritage buildings was challenging because the architecture was so different - ranging from red brick to pale sandstone, as well as various shapes and sizes.

"We survey each building from the perspective of where each projector is going to go and then we create special templates on to which we create the artwork," she said.

Pictures: The West Australian/Ben Crabtree

"We had a mixture of decorative treatments that had two overarching themes: the Arabian Nights and street art and we merged the two together."

Eight projectors are based on the other side of St Georges Terrace, with one set on the footpath, while the other set needed a crane to lift them on to a building.

"Each projector produces approximately 60,000 lumens - which is a measurement of light - so they are very bright; probably the brightest projectors you can get," the spokeswoman said.

The lights go on at 6pm each night until Sunday.

The West Australian

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