Now in its second year, the Parrtjima festival of light in the Alice Springs Desert Park features work by local Indigenous artists as well as large-scale projections across the ranges near Mount Gillen. Festival curator Rhoda Roberts says it demonstrates ‘how Aboriginal people are ever-adapting’, but while the festival has the approval of many Indigenous artists and leaders, some have raised concerns about the use of sacred land and have described the festival as more of a multimillion dollar tourism marketing campaign than a genuine engagement with local culture

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