The Red Centre will be transformed into an enthralling outdoor gallery of light and sound for all ages when Parrtjima returns to Alice Springs later this month.

Back for its second year, Parrtjima – A Festival in Light will shine a spotlight on the stunning contemporary Aboriginal art of Central Australia from Friday, September 22 to Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Immersive and luminous displays will include giant lampshades suspended beneath the stars, large-scale windows exhibiting landscape paintings, and an audio-visual digital projection of artworks and stories told by artists of the region.

The series of creative installations will illuminate up to two kilometres of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges over 10 nights at Alice Springs Desert Park.

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Parrtjima offers an amazing visual spectacle for all ages

The festival program, curated by Rhoda Roberts OA, aims to raise the profile of local artists in a vibrant and contemporary way:

“It is our shared hope that the festival will inspire all visitors to learn more about the rich culture of the central desert artists who continue to paint country and keep our knowledge alive for future generations,” she says.

There is an expanded program of events, including live music and artist talks yet to be announced.

Entrance is free with registration and there is a shuttle bus available to and from the festival. To attend, visit

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