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Wearable Arts Workshops

Artist run workshops will weave their magic to inspire, problem solve and assist with Wearable Art designs.
With very little off limits, year after year artists have pushed the boundaries of art transitioning from feather and felt to leaves, sticks, motorbike parts, gym fit balls, photos, bones, elastic hair bands and discarded Barbie dolls.
Come and join in the frenzy at the Alice Plaza till the Grand Finale showcase performance on 16 March 2019 in the Todd Mall.

Alice Plaza
2 February - 1-4pm - Wearable Arts inspiration and design
9 February - 1-4pm - Reuse and Weavings
16 February - 1-4pm - Embroidery and decorations
23 February - 1-4pm - Display ideas and backdrops
2 March - 1-4pm - Choreography

Classic in the Mall Series III

Join the Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra for new music and performances in 2019. The orchestra perform works from Bach, Mozart, Schubert to Piazzolla, Carl Vine, Elena Kats-Chernin, Sculthorpe, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead and Morricone. Returning for a third series, Classic in the Mall will continue to delight audiences with classic and contemporary music in the churches and natural spaces of the Alice Springs CBD.


Church of the Ascension – 5:30-7pm, Wednesday 27 February 2019
On the Mall lawns – 5:30-7pm, Wednesday 27 March 2019
Flynn Church – 5:30-7pm, Wednesday 16 May 2019
Church of the Ascension – 5:30-7pm, Wednesday 12 June 2019

Wearable Arts Parade – Todd Mall

WHEN: March 16 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flynn Church Lawns, Todd Mall
HAT: The Grande Finale of this event is the showcase of Wearable Arts, a performance of extraordinary couture that turns the mundane into Haute Couture and the discarded into gob-smacking beautiful creations. Months of creativity, dance, music and choreography come together. Representing a journey of precious memories, inspiration and escapism the showcase lets us wash away the desert dust of our daily reality and enter the world of fantasy and fiction that is Wearable Art.
Wearable Arts in the Todd Mall, Central Craft

Red Hot Arts Central Australia will be supporting these artists and events as the Producer of Live Alice Mparntwe Art Round 3.

Parrtjima Festival

Parrtjima is a free 10 night festival in light and is the only authentic First Nations festival of its kind, showcasing the oldest continuous cultures on earth through the newest technology.
Celebrating the ways in which artists can evolve and experiment with different styles and materials, while staying true to the ancient philosophy of connection and Country.

The entire length of the Todd Mall will come to life through lighting effects and soundscape designed to educate and inspire visitors.

Where & When
Alice Springs Desert Park and Todd Mall, Alice Springs
Nightly from 6:30pm - 10:30pm, 5 - 14 April 2019

Please note the Lighting of the MacDonnell Ranges show is best viewed from 7pm at the earliest due to the levels of daylight.

Alice Springs Pop Choir

Come and join the Alice Sings Pop Choir for a special workshop and performance. In just under two hours, you join whoever else turns up (and special guest musicians) to find yourself singing in glorious three-part harmony. From Sir Elton John’s Rocket Man to Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart everyone is welcome to come along and be part of Alice Sings.

Where & When

Alice Plaza, Todd Mall, Alice Springs
10.30am-12.30pm, Sunday 7 April, Saturday 27 April, Saturday 11 May and Sunday 26 May 2019

Troopies of Light: installation art

An interactive art installation by Wendy Cowan (IRE/AUS) & Mark Goonan (AUS), Troopies of Light will feature a trio of troop carriers reimagined into moving art works, lit up and glowing like lanterns.
The installation recognises the troop carrier as the quintessential Central Australian travel vehicle, merging their identity as objects of transportation as well as archetypical beings who have stories and voyages of their own to tell.
How have travels across Central Australia shaped you? Share your fantastical life changing journeys on Instagram @TroopiesofLight

Where & When:
Todd Mall
Friday 26 – Sunday 28 April 2019  6pm - 10.30pm

Troopies of Light

Arrernte Artists on Country with Pat Ansell-Dodds

Sit with senior Arrernte woman Pat Ansell-Dodds as she shares her culture through art and story.
An intimate experience set in the historical setting of Adelaide House, Alice Springs’ first hospital, learn more about Arrernte history and culture while participating in a free painting workshop.
Join in any time, suitable for all ages.

Where & When
Adelaide House, Todd Mall, Alice Springs
9:30am-1pm, every Wednesday through to Saturday from 29 May – 3 August 2019