Parrtjima

Friday, 12 April 2024 - 9:00am to Sunday, 21 April 2024 - 5:00pm
Mparntwe (Alice Springs)
Arrernte Country
Northern Territory

Parrtjima is an extraordinary free 10-night festival in the stunning Red Centre, with an incredible program featuring light installations, music and talks.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2024 is being held between 12-21 April 2024 under the starry desert skies of Alice Springs (Mparntwe).

It is the only Aboriginal light festival of its kind. Since its debut in 2016, visitors from across Australia have been drawn to this celebration of Indigenous culture in growing numbers, and the highly anticipated 2024 festival promises to be breathtaking.

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, 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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