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Parrtjima Program Released


The Parrtjima 2020 program has been released and features 10 nights of incredible art, light and culture in the heart of Alice Springs, running from Alice Springs Desert Park through to the Todd Mall from 11-20 September.

At the centre of the attractions is the 2km of illuminations projected onto the majestic MacDonnell Ranges.

Parrtjima is an important addition to the Alice Springs events calendar and last year injected $1.8 million into the Red Centre economy.

This year’s light show, Ebb and Flow of Sky and Country, will be accompanied by a dynamic soundscape and narration by traditional owner Benedict Kngwarraye Stevens and the event’s First Nations Adviser, Rhoda Roberts.

Alice Springs Desert Park will feature the Signature Installations, and there will be a fascinating program of Deep Listening talks, creative workshops, film favourites and live music in Todd Mall.

In a first for Parrtjima, this year’s program includes two nights of cooking demonstrations with chef Mark Olive and co-founder of Kungkas Can Cook, Rayleen Brown.

As part of the festival’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, this year guests are required to register their attendance at Parrtjima, to help manage the flow of people, reduce queueing and support physical distancing guidelines.

Parrtjima is a free event. To register and view the program visit www.parrtjimaaustralia.com.au 

Image: James Horan for AGB Events via AAP