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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light appoints first Indigenous art curator

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 The Northern Territory Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Rhoda Roberts AO as curator of the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs from Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017. Roberts has a high-profile nationally and internationally as a respected Indigenous creative […]

Parrtjima to illuminate the Territory in 2017

The Northern Territory Government will present the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs from Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017, featuring an expanded program that celebrates the magnificent Aboriginal art of Central Australia. The spectacular free public event is the first authentic Indigenous light festival of its […]

Spectacular Parrtjima light show exceeds expectations

Written by Andrea Johnston, Centralian Advocate, Alice Springs NT 27 September 2016 THE MacDonnell Ranges were lit up in spectacular fashion in Alice Springs on Friday night as the Parrtjima Festival in Light unveiled a highly anticipated visual experience. General manager of the Northern Territory Major Events Company, Andrew Hopper, said a “tasteful” and “respectful” level of […]

Let there be light

Written by Tom Volling, Centralian Advocate, Alice Springs NT 23 September 2016 THE first authentic indigenous light festival will illuminate the MacDonnell Ranges in Alice Springs. The desert sky will be brightened when “Parrtjima — A Festival of Light” kicks off its 10-night extravaganza tonight. Artistic director Giles Westley said the event was enabling local […]

Parrtjima – a Festival in Light Full Program Announced

Media Release Northern Territory Major Events Company 9 September 2016 Parrtjima – a Festival in Light Full Program Announced Spectacular Indigenous artworks and a 300-million-year-old canvas illuminated to brighten the desert sky are just some of the highlights of Parrtjima – A Festival in Light, taking place in Alice Springs over 10 nights from Friday, […]

Spectacular Indigenous light festival to launch in Alice Springs

Media Release Adam Giles MLA | Member for Braitling Chief Minister Spectacular Indigenous light festival to launch in Alice Springs 18 May 2016 Contemporary and traditional indigenous art will light up Alice Springs from 23 September to 2 October 2016. Parrtjima – a Festival in Light – will be the first authentic indigenous light festival […]