[Aboriginal Bark Hut Camp]
The Serpent that is Rainbow — our story, our journey, our spirit
Our world is made up of a wave of different colours that are mirrored in the colours of the rainbow. Our chakras, their different vibrations, and the energies of the land — they’re all interconnected, just as we are. We are many colours but, it’s important to remember, we’re all the same on the inside: we all bleed red. At Rainbow, we as a collective are open to connection — to each and to the land. When people come together in the harmonious way of a rainbow, we all form something innately beautiful that ascends into the sky!
The Rainbow Serpent story is told by the various First Peoples of Australia. Some stories are the same, and some are very different. But each reflects the Country where the story originates. One story, known here in Victoria, tells of the Giant Serpent, Mindi, who holds both a creative and a destructive force. Together these forces are a balance of light and the dark, masculine and feminine, lore makers and lore breakers, the cycles of life, death and rebirth, the old ones and the new ones yet to come.
All is a reflection of our inner selves. This is our Wangek — our story, our journey, our spirit.
What’s on in Karrung Larr
The Karrung Larr (Bark Hut Camp) is once again hosting weaving workshops, women’s and men’s yarning circles as well as daily smoking ceremonies for clearing, cleansing and grounding. Please come with a clear head and an open heart to join the Yidaki (Didgeridoo) workshops, Native American song and prayer ceremonies, First Nations healing and wellbeing sessions and morning yoga too.
Want to be a part of the Opening Ceremony? We welcome you to come and connect with us in a dance, joining us in opening the main stage Saturday night. Cultural protocols must be respected and dancers must remain drug and alcohol free for this experience and the performance.
The Sunday Session in the afternoon (til late) will tempt your tastebuds when the First Nations soul feast is shared. There will be market stalls, spear throwing and a display of cultural artefacts. The Bunjil Stage will drop the beats, showcase Indigenous music and dance, host an open mic and sporadic soul trains.
- Daily smoking ceremonies
- Aboriginal traditional & contemporary dance workshops
- Hand crafts, weaving & woodworking
- Country & cultural heritage talks
- International First Nations guests — sharing spirit & culture
- Behold artefacts used by our Ancestors
- Yidaki (Didgeridoo) workshops & healing
- Boomerang throwing
- Women’s business workshop
- Aboriginal language workshop
- Damper, tea & yarns with our mob
Check out the timetable to get involved.
We appreciate no shoes or alcohol in the sacred space - The Karrung Larr is a chill, family friendly, good vibes haven! We hope to see you there - stay tuned for updates.