Premiership champion and Melbourne Storm player Josh Addo-Carr has joined the list of speakers at Parrtjima – A Festival in Light. The free, 10-night festival takes place in the heart of Australia, and is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind.
Showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology, Parrtjima includes a program packed with large-scale light installations, art, music, interactive workshops, films and the spoken word, centred around the magnificent illumination of two kilometres of the ancient MacDonnell Ranges.
Addo-Carr, from the Gunggandji, Birrbay and Wiradjuri people of New South Wales, is a fascinating new addition to the talks program, and will take the Telstra NRL Premiership Trophy with him to Alice Springs. He will join Parrtjima Curator Rhoda Roberts to delve into his sporting career, and the expectations and challenges he has faced, and continues to face after signing a four-year deal that will see him move to the Canterbury Bulldogs from 2022.
The sporting hero joins a range of other big names on the Parrtjima talks program, including author Bruce Pascoe, Professor Marcia Langton and singer-songwriter Ziggy Ramo.