Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
Spectacular Indigenous light festival to launch in Alice Springs
Featuring Australia’s biggest-ever light show installation, Parrtyeme – a Festival in Light – will light up Alice Springs from 23rd September to 2nd October with contemporary and traditional Indigenous art.
The first authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind in the world, Parrtyeme will illuminate more than 2.5 kilometres of the MacDonnell Ranges while a featured installation will be a series of large illuminated 1950s-style circle skirts featuring the watercolour artwork of Lenie Namatjira, granddaughter of Albert Namatjira.
The event has been developed by the Northern Territory Government and AGB Events, known for their work on award-winning Vivid Sydney, in close collaboration with Central Australian Aboriginal artists.
Announcing the event, Northern Territory Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles stated “the focus of the event is helping to share art, culture and stories from the Indigenous community.
“Parrtyeme will be a breathtaking light display that will present the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas.
“Created in partnership with local Aboriginal artists, Parrtyeme will not only be a breathtaking event for the people of Alice Springs and the Territory, but also visitors from around Australia and the world who are looking for a truly authentic and contemporary Indigenous experience.
“The festival will feature three separate, distinctive installations of original, authentic Indigenous art created by local artists, students and the community using light and sound.”
The inaugural annual event takes its name from the Arrernte word ‘Parrtma’, meaning ‘light up’ or ‘lighting up’.
Iris Bendor, coordinator of Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra – Many Hands, an Aboriginal-owned and managed art centre stated “Parrtyeme is a terrific celebration of local culture, allowing the artistic community in Alice Springs to share their art and traditional Indigenous stories in a new way for the world to see.”
Adding that the NT Government was working hard to develop a confident culture that celebrates the Territory's outdoor lifestyle with world-class events, festivals and arts, Chief Minister Giles concluded “we’re committed to expanding the range of tourism experiences and festivals on offer in the Northern Territory.
“This will be a magnificent celebration of Indigenous culture and is sure to become a popular fixture on the NT events calendar.”
Parrtyeme will take place at the Alice Springs Desert Park.
For more information go to www.ParrtyemeAustralia.com.au
18th October 2015 - NORTHERN TERRITORY AIMS TO BOOST MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURISM
4th May 2014 - NEW ART SPACE UNVEILED AT ALICE SPRINGS RESIDENCY
7th February 2014 - PRIVATE INVESTMENT TO BE SOUGHT FOR RESORTS IN NORTHERN TERRITORY NATIONAL PARKS
11th January 2013 - LIGHT GARDEN TO ILLUMINATE SYDNEY’S CENTENNIAL PARK
16th November 2012 - SYDNEY’S CENTENNIAL PARK ANNOUNCES PROGRAM OF 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…read more
Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!