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An installation at Parrtjima 2023

Parrtjima 2024 - A Festival in Light

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.

  • Information

    12 – 21 April 2024

    Entry cost

    Free entry

    Facilities

    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Family Friendly
    • Kiosk
    • Non Smoking
    • Public Toilet

    Accessibility

    Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

  • Map

    Map

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