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Eye of Pan Image by harsha Prabhu

Eye of Pan, Nimbin, 1993
Image by Harsha Prabhu

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This photo-documentary explores the growth and development of the alternative movement in the Rainbow Region of Australia, centred around the towns of Nimbin and Byron Bay in northeastern New South Wales.

The genesis of this movement can be traced to the famous Aquarius Festival, held in Nimbin in May 1973. This photodocumentary maps out the cultural and spiritual legacy of the movement and the ideas and institutions it gave birth to, including: recognition of the resurgence of traditional Aboriginal culture; living in community in harmony with the land; environmental activism; appropriate technology, permaculture and seed-saving; holistic health and medicine; and the synthesis of science, art and philosophy.

This site offers a sample of a multi-media exhibition that comprises the work of over one hundred photographers, filmmakers, writers, poets and cultural visionaries.

This vision, first articulated as a cultural phenomenon in the sixties, has an even greater relevance to our world today.

Rainbow Dreaming explores the evolution of a culture committed to peace and sustainable living in a world on the brink of change.

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Aquarius 40th Anniversary book


"Rainbow Dreaming - Tales from the Age of Aquarius"


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Book Launch at Byron Bay Writers' Festival - 4pm Sat 3rd August
"Rainbow Dreaming: Tales from the Age of Aquarius" will feature at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival over Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August. The book launch will take place at the Rainbow Dreaming marquee at 4pm on Sat 3rd Aug.

Rainbow Dreaming toured the USA in connection with the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock celebrations in 2009. For more info, please click Tours

Rainbow Dreaming featured at the 40th Anniversary of the Aquarius Festival, as part of a cultural expo in Nimbin in May 2013.