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.


Making A Scene

16 July to 20 August

Local artists were asked to respond to the theme’Making a Scene’. From landscapes to theatre to political concepts, there were many interpretations of the idea.

Making a Scene was curated by Tim Hocking, assisted by Anne Timm, Ruby Wyatt-Carter and Philippa Schapper.

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.


Film-Making with River Loizou

River Loizou will be running a film-making course in term 3 and term 4, with the main purpose of participants building some  basic technical film-making and editing skills. 

The first session of each course will have each participant spell out their current film-making skills/interest and what they hope to get from the other 4 sessions. River will go through what he does and what he is offering to do with us.

Each course will have a maximum of 10 participants and you will be encouraged to work closely and cooperatively with others in the group.

The time and day will be fortnightly  Wednesdays 10.30-12.30 @ The G.R.A.I.N. Store.
Dates for term 3:
20 July
3 August
17 August
31 August
14 September
Dates for term 4:
5 October
19 October
2 November
16 November
30 November

Cost $20 a session

Promotional video by Jacinta Scadden.