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 reconised 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, with Indigenous Peoples and culture playing a large role in the program. Indigenous Australians make-up a large number of the festival's participants.
The Karrun'g' Larr (Bark Hut Camp) is a space for workshops, ceremony 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.
All images by Orlando Sydney.