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.


The Art of Music

8 Apr – 20 May 2023



11 June – 22 July 2023

Expression of interest due: 22 May
Artwork due: 5 June
Opening event: 11 June at 2pm
Exhibition last day: 22 July

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.


Sparrows of Kabul

Saturday 20 May 2023 7-9:30
Uniting Church Hall, Nathalia

Tickets: $40
Concession: $15

Fred Smith and band will be presenting this extraordinary song cycle on Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan, culminating in the dramatic evacuation from Kabul in August 2021. Fred was there at the beginning in Uruzgan Province and returned at the end working from Kabul International Airport. We are left admiring the courage and tenacity of thousands of Afghans who braved the human logjams outside the gates of Kabul International Airport, and the soldiers and diplomats who helped them.

Open Mic II

2 June 2023 5:30-7:30pm

The G.R.A.I.N. Store invites all experienced and aspiring performers to share 1-2 songs as a soloist or with a band. You are welcome to play any instrument, sing, or both!
To sign up or ask questions, visit The G.R.A.I.N. Store during opening hours or email Ruby at

Some Shiny Days

4 June 2023 2-4pm

Thirty years of John Lewis’ Shepparton News columns told in bite-sized chewy little pieces. Presented as a rehearsed reading with music.

Tickets $20
Concession $10

Promotional video by Jacinta Scadden.