Parrtjima 2020

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"Thousands of years of stories. One unforgettable experience"

The #RedCentreNT will host the ONLY authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. 

With free entry and over 10 nights of light installations set against the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, this is the ULTIMATE cultural and outback experience! 

Alongside the artworks you can enjoy a program packed full of live talks, events and music by local and national musicians.

Come for the festival fun, but stay for the rich history, incredible sightseeing and an authentic, memorable experience.

Tourism Central Australia are here to help with anything you need to make the most of your experience!

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  What is Parrtjima?

"Parrtjima showcases one of the oldest continuous cultures onearth through the newest technology – all on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas in the Red Centre. Parrtjima celebrates the ways in which artists can evolve and experiment with different styles and materials, while staying true to the ancient philosophy of connection and Country.

Parrtjima is held on Mparntwe (Alice Springs), which always was and always will be part of the Arrernte people. Mparntwe is connected to the estates of Antulye and Irlpme, as well as a network of custodians who hold rights and responsibilities for these areas. A group of which guide and help create Parrtjima. Together they invite visitors to come and experience Parrtjima, and gain a deeper understanding of, and connection to, country and Arrernte culture.

Alongside Arrernte art and artists, the festival also features work from across the Central Desert region and associated other parts of the Northern Territory."

- Extracted from Official Parrtjima Australia website.


Festival Details

When: Parrtjima has been postponed to September 2020. Dates will be announced when confirmed. 

Where: Alice Springs Desert Par, 871 Larapinta Dr, Alice Springs NT 0871 & Todd Mall (main street), Alice Springs NT 0870.

Bring: Excited minds and empty belly's - you're about to witness an incredible lightshow and while you're there; enjoy a bite to eat with the numerous food outlets.

"Parrtjima. Be Part of the Story."


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