Parrtjima – a festival in light

Ended — at Alice Springs Desert Park

In September 2017, the West Macdonnell Ranges in Alice Springs are turned every night for ten nights into a festival in light. Parrtjima is showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas.

Gordon Butcher’s and Eunice Napanangka Jack’s artworks will be featured as part of ‘Grounded’ at Parrtjima.

Step into a spectacular world of light and sound where contemporary and traditional Indigenous stories and artwork are brought to life under the night sky on an unprecedented scale

Illuminating 2.5 kilometres of the epic 300-million-year-old MacDonnell Ranges and spilling into Alice Springs Desert Park, Parrtjima will be a breathtaking outdoor gallery experience presenting local artwork, culture and stories, with interactive installations the whole family can enjoy.

The sheer scale of the lighting on the MacDonnell Ranges makes Parrtjima, Australia’s longest-ever light show installation. With ten nights to explore this free festival, make sure you don’t miss out!

This is a free event.

Who should attend:
This event is suited for all ages.

How to get there:
Please visit Transport NT as your guide to public transport timetables, fares and accessible transport.

Visit event website.


Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Desert Park
Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs NT 0871

Parrtjima - A festival in light