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.


Portrait of Nathalia District

19 November to 17 December

Local artists were asked to consider the prompt: What makes art sell? What moves a viewer to buy an artwork?

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.


The Murks

2 December 2022

Local indie rock band ‘The Murks’ return to The G.R.A.I.N. Store for the end of year celebration in the back garden.

Tickets $30 or $15 concession
Food included with tickets
Drinks at bar prices

Songwriting with Simon Marks

Join a group of collaborators to write a song inspired by POND: Portrait of District Nathalia, the current exhibition showing at
The G.R.A.I.N. Store, with the guidance of professional musician and songwriter, Simon Marks. POND is a photography
exhibition that showcases the work of 20 different photographers, and displays 650 photos with over 1000 faces.
“There will be familiar and not-so-familiar faces. Some familiar faces will be seen in unfamiliar settings.”
John Donegan, lead photographer
Read the full curatorial notes here.
The first songwriting session will be 16 October, 1:30-3:30pm at The G.R.A.I.N. Store (entry via Petticoat Lane).
Free entry! Please book here.

Record Party

4 November 2022

Your opportunity to bring one track on vinyl, CD or digital format to play and share with The G.R.A.I.N. Store community.

Drinks at bar prices, BYO food

This event has been postponed. A new date has not been decided.

Promotional video by Jacinta Scadden.