Parrtjima 2022 announces new program additions

Parrtjima 2022 announces new program additions

The only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind, Parrtjima – A Festival in Light, is set to return to the beautiful heart of Australia next month, with an incredible program showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth.

Off the back of a successful program launch last month, festival organisers have since revealed additional program elements including a number of exciting new workshops and demonstrations that will take place at Alice Springs Desert Park.

Attendees interested in hands-on activities can register for a range of workshops including screen printing, run by Shaun Edwards of social enterprise House of Darwin and creative powerhouse Nina Fitzgerald, a live pottery demonstration and skills tutorial, led by the artistic team at Hermannsburg Potters, and seed jewellery making with Ikuntji Artists.

Those who enjoy painting can sign up for a workshop with the Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre, highlighting social commentary in watercolour, or an earring-painting workshop taught by local artist Zoe Fitzpatrick. Guests can also sign up for a collaborative Indigenous painting workshop using traditional iconography with Warlpiri artists of the Warlukurlangu Art Centre.

In addition, the talented team at GUTS Dance will conduct a series of movement workshops for anyone inspired by their opening night performance, while professional rapper, drummer and music composer DOBBY will lead an interactive drumming workshop for everyone from novices right through to virtuosos.

Foodies can enjoy a bushfood demonstration and tasting with well-known Kungkas Can Cook owner Rayleen Brown, during which she will highlight the wild harvesting process that has sustained communities for thousands of years.

In addition to the workshops and demonstrations, the talks program, hosted by Parrtjima Curator Rhoda Roberts AO, will be joined by journalist Narelda Jacobs.

For more information, visit:  

Tourism NT
The Ethics Centre
NT Business Events
Mates 4 Mates
Northern Territory Government
Charles Darwin University
Northern Territory Major Events Company
Brand Council
Children's Cancer Institute
Possability Group
Jacana Energy
NT Mental Health Coalition
Parrtjima – A Festival in Light
Million Dollar Fish
betr Darwin Triple Crown
Kwik Kopy
Grow Well Live Well
AGB Events
Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Sydney Airport
Verve Super
St Vincent's Hospital Australia
Starlight Childrens Foundation
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Teachers Mutual Bank
Pathways to Politics