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 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.


Seeing Lands, Waters and Peoples

7th Aug – 2nd Oct

Opening event: Thurs 12 August, 6pm — Postponed to Thurs 2nd September, 6pm

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The enveloping warmth of the sun soaking into your body as we near the end of winter. The beading of water and tightening of your skin after a swim in the river or the ocean. The shared feeling of both softness and support when your feet meet the earth. These are feelings we can all feel when we find the beauty of our natural world – an indication of a shared sense of what it means to be human and experience the same things in our own ways.

The concept posed to the artists in Seeing Lands, Waters and Peoples asks them the question “how do you see?” The artworks they have presented answer that question to themselves, by showing us how they see land, waters and peoples in the context of their histories, culture, language, family and everything that makes up the fabric of their being. A combination of individual work and collaborations, this exhibition is the provocation of a dialogue about how we all see these things, how we connect to our environments and what we each bring to that conversation.

Leafy Critters with Linden Lancaster

Thursday September 30th 1:00-2:30pm

A fun creative workshop for kids where you can print and add drawings to leaves to make your own leafy critters. Hang them up or give them away as little presents.

$10 entry



Saturday 3rd July, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 7th August, 10am – 4pm — postponed to 4th Sept
Saturday 4th September, 10am – 4pm — postponed to 2nd Oct

$80 per session


Places available in Creagh’s next two classes. Beginners welcome.Note: if closed due to lock down, the class will be postponed to the first Saturday of the next month.

Creagh is an established artist and educator from Shepparton and his workshops will give you the skills you need to get started (or continue) on your painting pathway.

After seeing such wonderful results from our drawing course with Amanda Hocking and Tim Hocking, we look forward to seeing what our future painters come up with.

A solid days’ work.

Winter Warmer Listening Party

Friday October 1st

Bring in your favourite track on vinyl, CD or digital format to share with a crowd while warming up with mulled wine and delicious slow cooked dinner. Fiona Byrnes will be our DJ for the evening, so your precious tracks will be played with an opportunity for you to explain why you love the song (this is not mandatory, but we would love to hear your stories!).
$15 entry
Drinks at bar prices
Dinner can be purchased on the night

Promotional video by Jacinta Scadden.