The Red Centre is set to light up in April for this years Parrtjima A Festival in Light, bringing thousands of visitors to town and providing a boost to the economy during a traditionally quieter period.
Running from Friday 5 April to Sunday 14 April this year, visitors and locals will have plenty to look forward to with a spectacular ten-night celebration of art and culture, based on the theme Language Expressions, recognising the UN Year of Indigenous Languages.
A completely free event, Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind, showcasing the oldest continuous culture on the planet through the latest technology.
As well as a number of spectacular new lighting installations and interactive artworks, the 2019 program boasts a mix of acclaimed musical acts including Aboriginal rapper Baker Boy who will take to the stage on the final night of the festival.
A total of seven unique lighting installations and effects will be on display across two precincts including Alice Springs Desert Park and Alice Springs Todd Mall.
The MacDonnell Ranges will be put in the spotlight, acting as a natural canvas for a series of stunning lighting effects across two kilometres that explore the language of the ranges; depicting the story of Country and stories of the desert songlines.
New installations reflecting this years festival theme include:
- an impressive illuminated tunnel the language of Kin
- a series of over-sized sculptures the language of the Stockman, and of Change
- an interactive, over-sized maze for children, which also explores the language of childrenand much more.