The Parrtjima festival is the only Aboriginal light festival of its kind in Australia and includes 10 nights of light installations from Indigenous artists set against the majestic MacDonnell Ranges.
The festival’s program also includes live talks, events and music by local and national musicians.
Photo: Peter Peltharre Wallace ‘Coco’ in front of the lighting of the MacDonnell Ranges. Coco is an Arrernte man and a member of the Parrtjima festival reference group, which is comprised of respected Arrernte people who work closely with Parrtjima organisers to provide guidance on the artistic program and its cultural appropriateness.
Photograph: James Horan Photography
Photo: Grounded space, featuring artwork by Samuel Miller. Grounded space is an installation that projects light on to the desert sands of the outback and immerses visitors in the art and stories of the artists and country. The installation is accompanied by an atmospheric soundscape.