Winter Chill continues this weekend in Alice Springs

Red Centre nights are famously chilly at this time of year, but residents and visitors to the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) region can rug up and warm up as the Winter Chill series continues this Saturday, 23 July.

Winter Chill is delivered by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, which has opened up its cosy courtyard and workshop spaces to music, spoken word, video art, warming food and a roaring fire.

Red Hot Arts Central Australia Chair, Penelope McDonald, said Winter Chill is a fun new addition to the region’s events calendar.

“Red Hot Arts Central Australia is excited to present, for the first time, Winter Chill,” she said. “Made possible through the generous support of the Northern Territory Government and 8CCC Community Radio, these two nights will showcase the rich and diverse multi-disciplinary arts practice of Central Australia through live music, spoken word performance and video art projection by both established and emerging artists.”

Focused on the warming winter ‘chill out’ atmosphere of Central Australian desert nights, the festival celebrates Mparntwe-based artists who represent diverse creative disciplines.

They include Kelly Lee Hickey, award-winning artist and Australian Poetry Slam Champion, whose work has been published and performed internationally. XAVIA, is a live-looping cellist, multi-instrumentalist and songstress who performs across Australia at iconic venues including MONA and Adelaide Fringe.

Dave Crowe is an electronic producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Twice winner of NT Song of the Year, he also performs under the stage name Resin Moon. Storyteller and songwriter Katie Harder’s music has that all-Australian sound, and she has been a regular performer at festivals throughout the Territory.

Winter Chill is supported by the Northern Territory Government through Northern Territory Major Events Company. The event runs from 5pm to 9pm at Red Hot Arts Central Australia, 67 Bath Street, Alice Springs, on 16 and 23 July 2022. Tickets are available on the door and cost $15 per person, per night.

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