Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Held in Alice Springs, Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is a free 10-night festival showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology – all on the 300-million-year-old natural canvas of the MacDonnell Ranges.

The only authentic Aboriginal festival of its kind, Parrtjima connects visitors to Country with new artworks, light shows, performances, workshops, live music, films and talks introduced each year.

9 - 18 April 2021

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Image 1: Grass Seed - Greg McAdam - Parrtjima 2020

Image 2: The Ebb and Flow of Sky and Country – Parrtjima 2020

Image 3: Emu Laying Eggs at Night – Lachlan Dodds-Watson – Parrtjima 2020

Image 4: Grounded - Artist Marcia Ashwin – Echidna Dreaming – Parrtjima 2020

Image 5: The Ebb and Flow of Sky and Country – Parrtjima 2020

Event starts
Friday 9 April, 2021
Event ends
Sunday 18 April, 2021
MacDonnell Ranges
Venue Address
Northern Territory

Northern Territory , Northern Territory

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