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.
Join Ikuntji Artists in this jewellery making workshop to learn one of Indigenous Australia’s oldest forms of art-making. Artists will teach participants how to individually prepare and decorate gum nuts for this process, before producing a necklace or bracelet to take home.
Native to Australia, the Ininti tree (Bat’s Wing Coral Tree/Erythrina vespertilio) can be found growing around Haasts Bluff. Ininti seeds can be found in the sand, or inside the pods still on the trees. The seeds naturally grow in varying colours from dark reds to light yellows. The flowers are equally vibrant, ranging from rich oranges into reds. Ininti are still collected regularly by our artists and they often pair them with gum nuts to produce striking pieces.
Artists of all ages are welcome.
Entry to workshops will be on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure you arrive early.
Registration for Parrtjima is FREE at www.parrtjima.com.au
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