nati frinj biennale

3rd - 5th November 2017

Nati Frinj Biennale

The next Nati Frinj is the 3 – 5 November 2017

We’re taking to the streets again with caravans, lolly pop ladies, random acts of disco and much. much more. Mark it in your hard cover diaries and leave your lap tops at home. See you there.


BIG THANKS to all the artists, volunteers, audience, participants who supported the Nati Frinj. It wouldn’t have been the same without you. We’ll all taking a well earned break, in November 2016 we will start planning for the 2017 Nati Frinj so see ya’ll then.

We’ve left up the 2015 programme so you can a) relive the glory, b) check out what you missed, c) get a sense of what we are all about, d) start booking that vacation time for Melbourne Cup weekend 2017!

Who are we?

Natimuk is a small town (pop 500) in a big space. Deep in the wheat belt of Western Victoria, Natimuk is home to an eclectic mix of farmers, retirees, rock climbers and artists. The Main Street is a place to walk the dog, gather tumbleweed and meet for a chat on the Post Office steps. However, every two years, the township becomes the Nati Frinj! From ‘silo shows’ to Fashion for Funerals and Fantasy Eulogies – Putting the FUN into Funerals, from gate opening/closing competitions to Rising Lights projection works, the Nati Frinj is a chance to celebrate and express the creative energy of Natimuk and our invited artists.

Kate Finnerty – Festival Director, Hannah French – Production Manager and then a team of incredible amazing volunteers! What we do, with what we got is quite simply, pretty awesome! This event would not be possible without the support of ACT Natimuk, Martin Bride – Chairperson, Dave Jones – Treasurer, Kane Hendy – Secretary and members Jillian Pearce, Mary French, Alison Eggleton, Carolynne Hamdorf, Sarah Natali, Elaine Uebergang, Greg Pritchard and Lynne Quick. Thanks everyone.

ACT Natimuk is is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Frinj HUB (NC2 across the road from the National Hotel)
10am – 5pm SAT and SUN

Outta-towners and locals alike should head down to the Frinj HUB for programme updates and additions, maps, Limited Edition LOW IMPACT 2015 Frinj T-Shirts and Bags, local and regional information as well as lost clothing and children.


Featured Events

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The Freda Experience

(Ballarat/Natimuk/Castlemaine) The Freda Experience is an immersive participatory theatre piece for an audience of 24, based on the life of...

MiN (Made in Natimuk) Forum

(Natimuk and invited artists) There is no shortage of artists, art and arts product coming out of Natimuk . The...


(Natimuk) Balance is a new work with a strong environmental message that gets children actively involved in the exploration of...

Fashion for Funerals and Fantasy Eulogies – Putting the FUN into Funerals

(Ballarat/Horsham/Natimuk) WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE! Let’s talk about it, cry about it, laugh about it, make art about...


(Castlemaine) Mixing side-show fun with spooky surrealism, Nightmare is an 8 minute experience performed to an audience of eight inside a horse float. Shepherded by a spine-chilling...