Parrtjima 2023 generated $9.2 million spend in NT

Aboriginal gentle pageant Parrtjima will return to Alice Springs (Mparntwe) in 2024 to spotlight the significance of interconnectedness in Aboriginal cultures.

 Operating from April 12-21 with a brand new occasions supply companion who will infuse revolutionary applied sciences with conventional storytelling strategies, Parrtjima 2024 will supply guests a profound expertise.

“All the things resides in Aboriginal tradition and within the outdated methods, the method was one in every of sharing and dealing collectively,” stated Parrtjima Curator, Rhoda Roberts AO.

“Our ancestors have been residing underneath strict social constructions and perception methods the place the whole lot was interrelated from the land and waterways to our sky nation.

“Together with resilience that’s tinged with laughter, interconnectedness blankets the knowledge of generations that we’re reminded to expertise and soak up.”

Northern Territory Main Occasions Firm (NTMEC) CEO, Suzana Bishop, stated the 2023 occasion had “a major optimistic affect on the Northern Territory, producing a complete expenditure stimulus of AU$9.2 million, with $6.8 million of that being new cash introduced into the area”.

“The occasion contributed to over 15,689 customer nights, benefiting Alice Springs and different elements of the NT. Moreover, greater than 1 / 4 of attendees got here from interstate or abroad, underlining the pageant’s rising worldwide attraction,” she stated.

Parrtjima was lately showcased in Canberra as a part of Going through North, an occasion that includes a delegation of Territory authorities, trade and businesspeople showcasing the Territory to Commonwealth.

“It’s thrilling to have taken Parrtjima from one figurative coronary heart of Australia to a different, showcasing the energy, magnificence and richness of Aboriginal tradition to the nation’s choice makers at Going through North,” Bishop stated.