Indigenous Photography

First Nations Rainbow Serpent Photos

Photo Gallery of Rainbow Serpent Festival Australia

Indigenous Cultures

Photo highlights from Lexton Victoria on the traditional Countries of Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung Peoples.

Indigenous artists and performers from the many workshops, dances, talks and spirit sharing. Karrung Larr (Bark Hut Camp), Blessing Smoke Ceremony, Opening Ceremony, Welcome to Country and the Closing ceremony.


Australia’s Aboriginal people are the oldest living culture on earth and hold wisdom passed on over through thousands of years of art, storytelling, song and dance. There are over 500 different Aboriginal nations and countries in Australia and Rainbow is held on the shared Country of the Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung people’s boundary. This place of gathering and celebration continues today as Aboriginal people live, practice and share some of their traditional and evolving culture and customs.

The Rainbow Festival

The Karrung Larr (Bark Hut Camp) is where you can enjoy some of the workshops, music and dance, good food, a yarn and have a good belly laugh.

Enjoy Kup Murri – Taste food cooked in the traditional ways from far north QLD and the Torres Strait.

Take some time out and chill in the sacred space. Shoes and alcohol free area.

There is plenty to experience and learn from our Aboriginal friends – hope to see you at the Karrung Larr!

Program of Knowledge Sharing Activity

Check the program for activity times to join us in workshops:

  • Aboriginal traditional and contemporary dance
  • Traditional grass and basket weaving
  • Feather flower workshops
  • Local Traditional Knowledge/Country Walk
  • Learn about and behold artefacts used by our ancestors.
  • Yidaki (Didjeridoo) workshops

First Nations on Dja Dja Wurrung Country 2018

Indigenous photo gallery

First Nations – Rainbow Serpent Festival 2017

Indigenous Cultures Rainbow Serpent Festival

The Rainbow Serpent Festival celebrates 20 years on Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung country and pays respects to First Nations’ owners.

As seen on NITV

The end of January 2017 marked the 20th Anniversary of the annual Rainbow Serpent Festival held on Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung country, Western Victoria.

What was once a small gathering in a secluded clearing, the festival is now an internationally recognized weekend of music, culture, art and dance. While the festival has a reputation for dance music, it is rapidly gaining a name for its spiritual and cultural education. Indigenous People and culture play a large role in the program. Indigenous Australians make-up a large number of the festival’s participants.

Australian Indigenous

The Karrung Larr (Bark Hut Camp) is a space for ceremony, culture sharing and workshops. This year welcomed Indigenous people from across the world. Including Hoksila Lakota U.S representation and Te Hononga O Nga Iwi tribe members from New Zealand.

First Nations Photo Gallery at RSF 2016

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