The G.R.A.I.N. Store will once again partner with Aboriginal art centre, Kaiela Arts in Shepparton on an exhibition responding to the 2020 NAIDOC theme Always Was, Always Will Be.
Previous collaborations with Kaiela Arts have included the 2017 Kaiela Art Outreach – poster pictured.
Loving Moira’s Natives has been a collaboration between the Moira Shire, The G.R.A.I.N. Store and five local visual artists: Ann Christy, Joan Harding, Mel Freeman, Rochelle Patten and Ruby Wyatt-Carter. Yorta Yorta Nations Aboriginal Corporation also provided support with the use of Yorta Yorta language. The colouring book is intended to help young people of the Moira Shire learn more about their local flora and fauna, as well as the role of artists in their community.
burraja gallery and Murray Arts
In March 2019, The G.R.A.I.N. Store hosted Because Of Her, We Can, an exhibition of work from Aboriginal women artists who had completed a workshop with Treahna Hamm at Murray Arts. The work was toured from burraja gallery in Wodonga. The Country Womens Association CWA also partnered with the two galleries to present the exhibition opening as an International Women’s Day event.
Pictured left to right: Margaret Cobbledick (CWA), Bethany Thornber (burraja gallery), Alyce Fisher (Murray Arts), Cr Marie Martin (Moira Shire), Kristen Retallick (GRAIN Store).
Nicolette Torcasio (pictured right with Philippa Schapper, GRAIN Board Chair) approached The GRAIN Store with a very exciting opportunity to utilise art to encourage and promote eye health in the Nathalia and surrounding communities.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority GBCMA
The GRAIN Store worked with the GBCMA on two major projects in 2018 exploring and profiling the Bush-stone Curlew and raising awareness around the importance of leaf litter.
Australian Print Workshop – Impressions: 2014, 2016 & 2017
Local residents and visitors to Nathalia have been and continue to be very fortunate to have the opportunity to view artworks which they could usually only access in a larger regional centre or Melbourne. Impressions is an exhibition of work from the Australian Print Workshop, that The G.R.A.I.N. Store hosts the following year after its initial showing in Melbourne.
This collaboration is one of our commitments to raising the profile of the arts in Nathalia and this important collection draws many visitors from neighbouring towns and further afield each time it is presented here.
Barmah Forest (now National Park) through artists’ eyes was an exhibition of work that highlighted how the National Park inspires and provides subject for from local and visiting artists. The collaboration with Parks Victoria also included a public program of workshops and other associated events.
Museum of Australian Democracy.
Beyond Reasonable Drought.
Nathalia and Surrounding schools
Work placement and work experience programs