Alice Springs Town Council – PARRTJIMA, A festival in light

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light will illuminate Alice Springs in celebration of the magnificent Aboriginal art of Central Australia from Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017.   The spectacular free public event will be held in the hub of the Red Centre over 10 nights, showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas.   Alice Springs Desert Park will transform into a mesmerising outdoor gallery of light and sound for all ages, with a breathtaking illumination of up to 2km of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges and a series of installations involving from the central desert.   The festival program, curated by Rhoda Roberts OA, aims to raise the profile of Aboriginal artists from the desert region by sharing their outstanding work and rich culture with the world.   The first Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world, the festival takes its name (pronounced Par-CHee-ma) from the Arrernte group of languages.   A free park ‘n ride shuttle bus service is available to and from the festival, stopping at several locations around Alice Springs.   Admission: Free To find out more and register to attend, please visit

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  • Parrtjima, light festival, Alice Springs, Australia - Opening Night Friday 23nd September 2016
Photo - James Horan for AGB Events