The Dreamtime is Here and Now
Big gatherings have been happening on Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung Countries for thousands of years and countless generations. This place of gathering and celebration continues today as Aboriginal people live, practice and share some of their traditional and evolving modern day culture.
At Rainbow we dance and hold ceremony to ground the festival and revitalise the creative energies of Country. None of these ceremonies have paid performers – we are just people practicing our culture today.
We are all caretakers of the earth, and as Traditional Custodians walking in the lore of this land, it is our responsibility to conduct the ceremonies, tell the stories, sing the songs and dance with our ancestors to the heartbeat of our mother Country.
We celebrate our ancient culture and walk into the new dreaming – with you.
Sharing Culture in the Karrung Larr
Come and check out the Karrung Larr (Bark Hut Camp) where you can enjoy some of our cultural and healing workshops, music, dance, good food, a yarn and a laugh.
Culture Coming At Ya’!
The culture bee is buzzing at the Karrung Larr. Come and meet the mob, our Rainbow Tribe. We are doing all this:
- Aboriginal traditional and contemporary dance workshops, womens, mens, kids dance workshops and hip-hop fusions
- Basket weaving workshops
- Feather flower workshops
- Country and Culture Walks on site
- Learn about and behold artefacts used by our ancestors
- Yidaki (didgeridoo) workshops and healings
- Traditional games and boomerang throwing
- Daily damper and tea – and yarns with our mob around the fire
- Mana Wahine (women’s power/integrity) – Maori Women’s healing circles
- Dindals – Taste Aboriginal cooked food from the earth (Murri style – QLD)
- Native American beading workshops – Peyote style
- Karrung Larr DJs at the Bunjil Stage
- Rock up jam sessions – at the fire pit (nighttime)
- Join in the Community Painting of the Rainbow Serpent
Check the program for times to participate.
Take some time out and chill in the sacred space in the gunyahs and Mia Mias. No shoes or alcohol please.