Growing Rural Arts In Nathalia

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.

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.

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.

Art, COVID and Our Story Now
29th August – 10th October

The G.R.A.I.N. Store is very proud to present, Art, COVID and Our Story Now, a photography exhibition curated by Liz Arcus featuring local photographers from Nathalia and the surrounding district. The exhibition takes place in the window space of the gallery, on Blake Street, the main street of Nathalia and online at

COVID 19 has invaded our personal space big time. The residents of Nathalia have responded in resilient and creative ways in business, including the farms, in the community and at home. Photographers play a vital role in society to help document historic moments and stories. What we are living now, is a unique period in history and our local stories attached to the global pandemic are important.

Online opening event

featuring words from curator and photographer, Liz Arcus
Thursday 3rd September, 6pm

Watch back here: