Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is proudly brought to you by Northern Territory Major Events Company.
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Parrtjima is a free 10-night festival held in the heart of Australia.
Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Parrtjima 2024 will take place from 12-21 April. Sign up to be the first to know when registrations for 2024 open.
What is it?
Parrtjima is the meeting place where old meets new. It is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of it’s kind, showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology – all on the 300-million-year-old natural canvas of the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia.
Each year this free event celebrates the ways in which artists evolve and experiment with different styles and materials, while staying true to Country and culture.
Parrtjima is held on Mparntwe (Alice Springs), which is connected to the estates of Mparntwe, Antulye and Irlpme. This also includes a network of people who have connections to these areas; some of whom have established the Parrtjima Festival Reference Group (PFRG) to guide and help create Parrtjima.
Together, they invite visitors to come and experience Parrtjima, and watch the desert come alive with new artworks, light shows and a program of performances, interactive workshops, music, films and talks.
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