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Extraordinary Opening for Parrtjima 2023

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Parrtjima is shining brightly in Alice Springs (Mparntwe) after an amazing first weekend. 

From the sensational opening night Welcome to Country to the spine-tingling Ranges Show and illuminated installations, everyone has been blown away by the magic that is Parrtjima.

Parrtjima helps keep the flame of story and an ancient culture alive through immersive art installations and a dazzling program of talks, workshops, films and live music acts.

If you’re planning on joining us over the next seven days, be sure to check out the remainder of our program below.

Highlights so far

In what has become an annual collective of voices from around the nation, Parrtjima Curator Rhoda Roberts AO has introduced an incredible line-up of contemporary Indigenous speakers. 

From the smart and sassy ‘Faboriginal’ Steven Oliver to proud Arrernte marathon man Charlie Maher, the range of Talks topics has been wide and varied. 

Visitors have immersed themselves in live music by an eclectic range of musicians, including The Andrew Gurruwiwi Band, Radical Son and Richard J. Frankland, who chose songs from his fifth album, Discovering Leerpeen Mara.

2023 Gallery

We already have so many incredible memories of Parrtjima 2023 – check out a collection of moments from this year’s festival so far.

If you’re visiting Parrtjima this year, please be sure to tag us @parrtjimaaustralia

Remember to Register

There are just seven more nights of the festival, so make sure you visit us at Desert Park and Araluen Arts Centre.

Tickets for Parrtjima are FREE, and you only need to register once to attend any night of the week.