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.

BEHIND THE SCENES: The making of Can Art Stop a Bullet? William Kelly’s Big Picture.

This international award winning film started life right here in Nathalia. An evening of images from filming on 5 continents with insights into background stories of amazing places and peopel with Bill kelly and guest presenters director Mark Stret, producer Fiona Cochrane and key production cre. For all who have seen the film, this is a great (and rare) opportunity. Join us for a lively night. For those who haven’t yet seen it, you can stream it here.

Uniting Church Hall,
Chapel St. Nathalia
Friday 7th May, 6:30pm
Drinks and nibbles provided. This is a COVID Safe event, please adhere to restrictions as guided by The G.R.A.I.N. Store team.

Fire, Flood, Drought & Covid

Building and Picturing Community
A photographic response.

OPENING EVENT Thursday 22nd April, 6pm

This photographic exhibition explores the way both local and other artists have responded to crises that have affected our communities. Art plays a role in recording events from a creative perspective, as well as processing and healing after.

As well as the opening event, which will have an official opening speaker, The G.R.A.I.N. Store also invites you along to meet some of the people behind this work and have an informal chat and a cuppa while you enjoy the exhibition on Saturday 24th April, 11am – 12pm.

Book tickets for the artist talk event here.

Promotional video by Jacinta Scadden.