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Turbocharged Live Alice Mparntwe Arts to Activate the Alice Springs CBD

Fresh from presenting her work on the Sydney Opera House, Pat Ansell Dodds, Arrernte Artists in Country 2, is one of five programs scheduled to take place in the Todd Mall from September to December 2018 in Round 3 as a part of the Territory Labor Government’s Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program. 

The Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program designed to activate our vibrant CBDs has been boosted by the Territory Labor Government’s record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism package to attract visitors, create local jobs and put more money in the pockets of Territorians.

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced $131,438 has been allocated to produce and present arts and cultural activities for locals and visitors in the Alice Springs CBD.

Minister Moss said the Alice Springs CBD activation includes: Arrernte culture and history talks and tours, art workshops, brass band and classical music concerts and dance events.

Successful applicants and programs include: 

Arrernte Artists in Country 2, Pat Ansell Dodds

Wearable Arts in the Todd Mall, Central Craft

Hour of Power in the Mall, Franca Barraclough

Brass in the Grass, Alex McClean

Classics in the Mall series 2, Markus Kuchenbuch

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

For further information email: live.alice@nt.gov.au or call 1800 678 237.

Quotes from Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss

“The Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program is a key part of the Territory Labor Government’s investment to enliven and reinvigorate the Alice Springs CBD, which will create jobs and support local business.

“Live Alice Mparntwe investment, provides the opportunity to engage in creative activity in the heart of the CBD, as well as showcasing and celebrating our local talent.”

Quotes from Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield

“It is exciting to see a great selection of activities for locals and visitors to Central Australia. I think the events will add a great flavour during warmer spring and summer evenings. 

“Everyone will be able to participate in the Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program and I encourage the community to join in the workshops, get active and let off steam with the Todd Mall dance classes or sit back and enjoy some of our finest local musicians.”


Media Contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242