This event was to be during reconciliation week but due to COVD restrictions has been postponed to a later date. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates

Nairm Marr Djambana, the Aboriginal Gathering Place in Frankston, will be hosting the “SPIRIT DREAMING” lantern festival


“SPIRIT DREAMING” is a whole of community event demonstrating this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme – “More than a word.

Reconciliation takes Action” is about coming together with the broader community to celebrate, Aboriginal culture, creativity, art and community spirit. The main feature of the festival is the unveiling of the 9 lanterns, titled “SPIRIT DREAMING”. The 9 lanterns represent the 6 Nairm Marr Djambana values: safety, positivity, integrity, respect, innovation and trust. The additional 3 lanterns represent NAIDOC, Treaty and Nairm Marr Djambana, collectively they tell stories of community strength and resilience.

The festival will kick off with a welcome to country, followed by a lantern parade around the neighbourhood and unveiling of the lanterns and light displays across the gardens. There is also a wonderful line-up of performers, entertainment and a variety of food trucks.

“We’ve invited members of the community to share their ideas and creativity to inspire the visual images for the lanterns. We are so proud and excited to be showcasing local Aboriginal talent, art and creativity” said Karinda Taylor, Chairperson of Nairm Marr Djambana.

Nairm Marr Djambana is a welcoming safe place to strengthen the health and wellbeing of the growing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and drive strong social, economic and cultural outcomes for the community.

“SPIRIT DREAMING” lantern festival