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 custodians 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.


Purple & Gold

The bring together of complementary colours, wildflowers, and the local sporting community.

Making A Scene

After Purple & Gold will be another ‘call to create’ exhibition titled Making A Scene. The exhibition will run 14 July – 20 August.

Key Dates

24 June: Register expression of interest accompanied by a photograph if possible. Email to receive the forms.
11 July: Deliver works to The G.R.A.I.N. Store.
12-13 July: Installation by Tim Hocking.
July 16 2-4pm: Official exhibition opening.

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.


Piano, Pizza & Poetry Night

Tickets Here

Creative Nature Journalling
with Linden Lancaster

Linden Lancaster is a local textile and mixed media artist who uses a journal as an important part of her creative process. Using nature as the inspiration, she will take you through all the basics of journalling but with a creative twist. These three workshops over three months will be sequential, so it is strongly advised to sign up to all of them. You do not need any drawing or ‘artistic’ skills to do this course. You will be given homework to do after each session (but not overly taxing).

Book tickets here

Promotional video by Jacinta Scadden.