Growing Rural Arts In Nathalia

The G.R.A.I.N Store is a not-for-profit nationally recognized rural arts center with a history of exhibitions, performances and workshops located in a converted grain store shopfront in the middle of town.

The G.R.A.I.N. Store has been designated as a “Model Project” for rural development and arts and a unique relationship has been established with La Trobe University.  It fosters art which furthers community, the environment, rural health, reconciliation and education locally, statewide and nationally while contributing to the economic development of the area.

The G.R.A.I.N. Store acknowledges the Yorta Yorta people of the Yorta Yorta Nations as traditional owners of the lands skies and waters where we work. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future and recognise the strong connection to culture and innovation that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

A Wonderful Opportunity

The G.R.A.I.N. Store has a bus to Shepparton to help Bill Kelly celebrate the opening of his important exhibition: Covid 19 Collaborations at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).

12pm Saturday 22nd January 2022

This exhibition is an extraordinary acknowledgment of Bill’s work. Twenty five of us took Kevin’s bus last year to see the works as illuminations on the outside of the SAM Building. A second bus trip to be part of the opening will make a lovely companion activity.

Thanks to Kevin Bourke a bus with 53 available seats will be waiting outside The G.R.A.I.N. Store from 10.30am onwards. We will need QR Code, or pen and ink signing in; the green tick and masks so it will take a little while to get us all on board.

The opening will be outside at SAM in the ampitheatre; with seating available at the front for those of us who can’t climb the stairs.

Bill will probably not be able to mingle with us but will love to see some familiar faces.

We will leave some time at the end of the opening for you to meet SAM if you haven’t already been there and would expect to be back in Nathalia around two thirty to 3pm.

Any contribution to the cost of the bus hire will be appreciated but not required…we would much rather you join us even if money is tight. Contributions of around $10 each would cover the costs if there were thirty of us.

You are welcome to advertise this as widely as you like because it is a challenge to fill the bus at such short notice.

Please contact Philippa 0400 037 432 to book a seat on the bus or for more information.


Closed from 19/12/2021
Reopen 03/02/2022

Making Space on Mondays

Every Monday 10am – 2pm The G.R.A.I.N Store is open via Petticoat Lane, for anyone to come in for a chat or to bring something in to work on.


Tickets here

Neil has composed many iconic Australian songs . . . it’s pretty safe to say that we all know and love “My Island Home”
Neil will be on stage with Damien Neil. Damian is a superb musician in his own right.

There will be a support act too. Free BBQ, vegetarians catered for too. Bar at affordable prices $2.00 – $5.00

Friday 4 February 2022 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Promotional video by Jacinta Scadden.