Parrtjima – A festival of Light

Ended — at Northern Territory Major Events Company

Date & Time


Parrtjima is the meeting place where old meets new. It is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of it’s kind, showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology – all on the 300-million-year-old natural canvas of the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia.

Each year this free event celebrates the ways in which artists evolve and experiment with different styles and materials, while staying true to Country and culture.

Parrtjima is held on Mparntwe (Alice Springs), which is connected to the estates of Mparntwe, Antulye and Irlpme. This also includes a network of people who have connections to these areas; some of whom have established the Parrtjima Festival Reference Group (PFRG) to guide and help create Parrtjima.

Picture: Raylene Bonson’s fabric Wibbunj and Emily Kaybbrimm’s Dabuno were showcased in neon tube lighting.

Participating Artists

Location & Contact

Northern Territory Major Events Company
Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs, NT, Australia


More information

Visit event website.