097 Parrtjima Sept 21 2017 - Parrtjima A Festival in Light

Parrtjima A Festival in Light

Friday April 5 to Sunday 14, 2019

Parrtjima, pronounced ‘PAR-CHEE-MA’ – Is a free 10 night Festival in Light, will also include a unique outdoor gallery of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art from the desert region. Larger than life, it will be an experience of light and sound that the whole family can explore and enjoy. Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. 

Parrtjima takes place in Alice Springs – home of the Arrernte of Mparntwe – where it will illuminate the MacDonnell Ranges and create a breathtaking outdoor gallery at Alice Springs Desert Park, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, NT.

Parrtjima has evolved to become much more than a spectacular light show on a loved and ancient canvas. It also aims to show that ‘Indigenous Art’ comes from more than one people group, and is more than just dots. As well as the gallery of artworks, filled with light and sound, the festival will have a Hub of food and drink stalls. Come along to enjoy dinner in the outdoors.

The event aims to respectfully celebrate the vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture by inspiring audiences and bringing together communities through world-class artistic light experiences.


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