Parrtjima 2022 results and 2023 dates announced

Parrtjima 2022 results and 2023 dates announced

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2022 has wrapped up its seventh successful year in the Red Centre and organisers have confirmed the much-loved free event will return from 7-16 April 2023.

Celebrating thousands of years of culture, Parrtjima is the only Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world. With the theme ‘Sky Country’, Parrtjima 2022 took place from 8-17 April at Alice Springs Desert Park and Araluen Arts Centre, and attracted more than 23,000 attendances.

As well as 10 nights of free entertainment, this year’s event included exclusive Parrtjima experiences, such as a special Preview Night, Araluen Art Centre tours, Merne bushfood tours and a nocturnal tour at Alice Springs Desert Park. These experiences were offered as part of interstate Travel Associate packages specifically designed to attract visitors to the Red Centre.

The festival included the spectacular light show on the MacDonnell Ranges, large-scale light installations developed from Aboriginal artworks, live music from King Stingray, Dan Sultan, BARKAA and more, plus workshops ranging from screen printing to pottery, talks with Aboriginal performers, artists and experts, and a retrospective of the works of acclaimed Australian director and cinematographer Warwick Thornton.

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