Growing Rural Arts In Nathalia

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.

Located in a converted grain store shopfront in the middle of town, 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.

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.

Yes, we’re closed for the time being.

At the moment we will do our best to deliver ‘virtual closeness’ via our website, exhibitions in the window and our social media.

We normally love patting people on the back for their achievements, giving people a hug when they need it, providing live entertainment to the public, shaking hands on a new collaboration and much more that requires physical closeness.

We look forward to a time when we can go back to the physical closeness that we will all need once we are through this.

Putting strength and well vibes out there,
Love from The G.R.A.I.N. Store team.

Promotional video by Jacinta Scadden.

BRIGHT ART IN GREY TIMES
16th May – 20th June

Our current exhibition in the window is a collection of our local artists’ brightest picture. To attempt to put some colour, positivity and happiness in the air while we are all battling the effects of these grey times.

Online opening event
Sunday 17th May, 2pm

Kristen will hosted a live online streamed opening event from our Facebook page, you can now watch a replay here.

ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE
27th June – 22nd August

In partnership with Kaiela Arts, The G.R.A.I.N. Store will be hosting an exhibition of work from local and surrounding Aboriginal artists to celebrate NAIDOC this year. As the title suggests, the work will explore the significance of this year’s NAIDOC theme – Always Was, Always Will Be and what that statement means to each of the artists.