Rainbow Serpent Tracks
Rainbow Serpent Tracks
Rainbow Serpent Tracks
Rainbow Serpent Tracks
Rainbow Serpent Tracks

Rainbow Serpent Tracks

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The spirit creator called out to rainbow snake who was asleep in the earth. When Gane heard his name, he lifted his head and made his way to the surface looking out to the dry land. He went looking for the old woman who was searching for yams with her digging stick, he was asked to bring her back to safety. He followed her journey tracks in the dirt and slid across the land pushing earth up with his belly creating mountains and valleys in winding crevices. As he travelled across country, his beautiful bright colours spread across the land and to all creatures. Creator Spirit called to him in a loud voice … thunder cracked; lightning flashed across the sky. Rain fell for days filling rainbow snake’s crevices – they became the rivers and waterholes, part of our vast land.

This is the story passed down to me from my mother and Elder, Aunty Zeta Thomson. I pay my respects to her.

Simone Thomson

* This artwork is also available as a print

Acrylic on stretched canvas - 1225 x 96 cm. Ready to hang.

* All images, stories and Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property remain that of the Artist and Traditional Owners.

Want to know more about our prints?

Our paper Fine Art Prints are meticulously printed to order through Upstream Colour in Northcote, Melbourne. Your print will arrive in acid-free sleeves safeguarded in protective tubes or envelopes.

Please allow ten to fourteen business days from the time of ordering to receiving your print within Australia. Please allow four weeks for international postage. You will receive an email and tracking number when your print has been despatched. 

Need care and delivery info on our original pieces?

Our original pieces are part of our spirit. They are are created with pieces of ourselves and our sacred cultural knowledge. We take the transporting of such special creations very seriously, therefore all originals are firstly wrapped in layers of foam wrapping before several layers of bubble wrap. The pieces are then fitted into customised cardboard boxes and labelled with fragile stickers. They are then placed into the hands of the experts and transported to their new home. 

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We take quality control very seriously and ensure all products are in the best condition before sending off to their new home. We therefore ask that you choose carefully before checkout as we do not issue return items or refunds. 

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I conduct workshops and cultural presentations within metro Melbourne. If you are interested in having me speak or present outside of Melbourne give me an email, I'm happy to discuss. 

Workshops can run anywhere from 1 to 4 hours, prices are according. 

My connection to country

My inspiration

My people are river people, we are spiritually connected to the Dhungala (the Murray River) and the Birrarung (the Yarra River). I grew up around these rivers, I grew up between Cummergunga on Yorta-Yorta country and at the foothills of the Dandenongs at Corranderk on Woiwurrung land. These are the resting places of my ancestors.