Ghan lights up for Parrtjima

NT Government

Two Northern Territory tourism drawcards are set to benefit from significant media exposure this week.

Journalists from media outlets including Vogue Living,, Escape SA Weekend and the West Australian will join five social media influencers for the trip of a lifetime when they take the Ghan from Darwin to Alice Springs to attend the 2021 Parrtjima Festival.

The Ghan has been transformed into a spectacular piece of moving art with the help of Aboriginal Central Desert artist Chantelle Mulladad’s stunning design project Crossroads.

In partnership with Tourism NT, NT Major Events Company, Journey Beyond and AGB Events, the magnificent Crossroads design will wrap around three carriages on the world famous train.

Mulladad’s work is precise and detailed, using pattern, colour shape and structure to create paintings depicting her sense of country, culture and self.

To complement the external wrap, an immersive light installation will come to life and provide an engaging visual display.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light will run from 9 to 18 April in Alice Springs.

The 2021 Ranges Show at Parrtjima will be an inspiring and enriching experience called ‘Spirit Kultcha’ – which for the first time is a collaboration with renowned Aboriginal electronic music duo ‘Electric Fields’.

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