Sneak Peek of Parrtjima 2021

Excitement is building for Parrtjima 2021, and an online preview on 8 February will provide a tantalising insight from Parrtjima Curator Rhoda Roberts about what you can expect from this year’s incredible Festival in Light!

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See you in 2022

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light delighted thousands of people in 2021 and welcomed them to Arrernte Country in the Red Centre.

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Merging Kultcha installation

Exclusive Viewing of Deep Listening with Stan Grant

If you missed out on the fascinating Deep Listening talk between Wiradjuri journalist Stan Grant and Festival Curator Rhoda Roberts, subscribe to the Parrtjima mailing list and we will send you exclusive access to the talk. Stan is a Wiradjuri man.  A journalist since 1987 he has worked for numerous news agencies in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.  Rhoda Roberts, ...

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Last night for Parrtjima 2020

Make sure you come down to Alice Springs Desert Park tonight to catch the final night of Parrtjima. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary Ranges light show, illuminated light sculptures and the mesmerising animated artwork called Grounded. While there grab a bite to eat, hang out and check out the children’s discovery area, Arleye (Emu). It’s fun for children and ...

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Lights Off – Friday 18 September

We regret to inform that due to adverse weather conditions the Ranges light show and installations at Alice Springs Desert Park will not go ahead tonight in the interest of public safety and enjoyment.  The Deep Listening Event with Felicity Hayes and Carol Turner and Sounds from the Centre with Southeast Desert Metal Band will both continue in Madigan’s ...

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Program Change – 19 September

Great news for our Deep Listening fans – we have not one but two fascinating story tellers joining us for Saturday’s talk – Que Kenny, a cultural transgender footballer and cultural connector, and Emily Anyupa Butcher, a Warlpiri, Pitjantjatjara and Luritja woman from Papunya and Yuendumu, who has spent the last few years working at the Illbidjeri Theatre Company ...

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