Parrtjima - A Festival In Light

Parrtjima has been rescheduled to 11-20 September 2020!

In the wake of the COVID-19 virus, the Parrtjima Festival Reference Group along with Aboriginal Elders said of the new dates: 'We are mindful and are being careful of protecting our knowledge keepers and future generation. It is with hope we will, in September, bring this phenomenal cultural event back to share with all that come to visit Mparntwe.'

Parrtjima is the only First Nations festival of its kind, bringing to life the stories of Australia’s oldest living culture through technology, music, storytelling and art.

Set against the backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges, Parrtjima is held on Mparntwe (Alice Springs), forming the largest natural outdoor gallery in Australia. Held over 10 nights, the free event includes incredible artwork and light installations alongside a public program of interactive workshops, music, films and talks.

11 – 20 SEPTEMBER 2020

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Image 1 - Grounded: Annette Nungala - Dinosaurs in Epenarra
Image 2 - The Language of the Stockman: Frances Wallace & David Wallace - Tapatjatjaka

Event starts
Friday 11 September, 2020
Event ends
Sunday 20 September, 2020
Alice Springs Desert Park and Todd Mall
Venue Address
Alice Springs

Northern Territory , Alice Springs

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