Parrtjima Festival of Light September 2020, Alice Springs

Ended — at Alice Springs Desert Park

Parrtjima 2020 has been rescheduled for September 2020. Stay up to date on event changes here

Ikuntji Artists are part to be represented with artist Alison Multa in the Grounded installation at Parrtjima 2020.

Parrtjima is the meeting place where old meets new.  It is the only authentic Aboriginal festival of its 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 celebrate 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 who have connections to these areas – a group of which 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.

Please note the Lighting of the MacDonnell Ranges show is best viewed from 7pm at the earliest due to the the levels of daylight.

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

Parrtjima - A festival in light