ALICE SPRINGS TO LIGHT UP IN APRIL 2019

Vacations & Travel - - V&t City Tips -

The fourth an­nual Par­rtjima – A Fes­ti­val in Light, on from 28 Septem­ber to 7 Oc­to­ber 2018, is mov­ing from its orig­i­nal Septem­ber tim­ing to an ear­lier sched­ule in April 2019. The pop­u­lar fes­ti­val, a free fam­ily-friendly event, will run from 5-14 April 2019, and will con­tinue to cel­e­brate the mag­nif­i­cent con­tem­po­rary Abo­rig­i­nal art of Cen­tral Aus­tralia. Par­rtjima show­cases the old­est con­tin­u­ous cul­ture on Earth through the new­est tech­nol­ogy, on a 300-mil­lion-year-old nat­u­ral can­vas, il­lu­mi­nat­ing 2.5 km of the epic Mac­Don­nell Ranges and spilling into Alice Springs Desert Park. The 2018 fes­ti­val launched a ded­i­cated chil­dren’s space to en­gage and in­cite cu­rios­ity among young and old alike. Bene­dict Kng­war­raye Stevens, one of the Ap­mereke-artw­eye (tra­di­tional owner) for Mparn­twe and mem­ber of the Par­rtjima Fes­ti­val Ref­er­ence Group said: “It al­ways be­gins with sand. Al­ways did. It’s like us. We were brought up in dust, and we go back to dust. See. Like that. The cy­cle. From sand to can­vas to light to sand again. It’s like us.” par­rtji­maaus­tralia.com.au

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.