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Parrtjima 2021

9 to 18 April 2021

Alice Springs Desert Park, Larapinta Drive & Todd Mall, Alice Springs CBD

Parrtjima will return to Alice Springs in 2021 on April 9-18 with the theme FUTURE KULTCHA

With free entry over 10 nights, the light installations set against the majestic MacDonnell Ranges make this is the ULTIMATE cultural and outback experience! Look up and let your spirit soar as the annual Parrtjima Festival connects us all through story, art, landscape and light in the heart of Australia – Alice Springs. 

FUTURE KULTCHA is based on the timeless oral way of learning, the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next that has taken place amongst Aboriginal peoples for eons.  But to learn, you also have to understand the listening.  Listen to the elders, custodians and guardians of language. 
And imagine – when you have knowledge you have obligation, when you have a voice you have freedom, you have pride and you belong.  

Each evening prepare to be transported to another world as nearly 2km of the beautiful MacDonnell ranges comes to life with spectacular lighting effects, all crowned by the brilliant star-scape above.

The program will focus on intergenerational wisdom told through light, installations, art, music, dance, performance and digital.  Through deep listening conversations and the spoken word.

Embrace the rich, sensory experience of large-scale sculptural installations, and be inspired and uplifted by stories told and shared on Arrernte country.



Make the most of your Parrtjima experience! Check out the suggested things to do, accommodation and activities packages on offer!

If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us on 1800 645 199 or via the contact formWe're here to help with anything you need to make the most of your experience!


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