3rd – 5th November 2017

Not long to go now! Quench your Frinj thirst on the programme page…………..*there are still a few events that we are gathering info on so stay tuned. The schedule/timeline of events will be announced in the middle of Septemeber.

Dusk is a large scale outdoor performance work that changes every evening of the Nati Frinj Biennale. Each night the largest stage in the region, the Natimuk silos, will come alive with aerial performance, interactive projections, shadow puppetry, photography and music. Y-Space Director Jillian Pearce will lead a team of artists in a collaborative practise that builds on the culture of aerial performance, innovative projection and community engagement practise that exists in Natimuk. Dusk supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Thank you!

Possible Not
A collaboration between invited circus group Asking for Trouble, the Wimmera Women’s Circus and local youth gymnasts. This show will unpack our perception of our boundaries using Circus as a symbol/metaphor for human potential, and humour as a tool for social change. The results will from a series of street shows and a 30min performance in the Soldiers Memorial Hall. Possible Not is funded by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria. Big thanks!

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 snail racing 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, Carolynne Hamdorf – Chairperson, Mary French – Treasurer, Kane Hendy – Secretary and members Jillian Pearce, Dave Jones, Alison Eggleton, Martin Bride, Sarah Natali, Elaine Uebergang, Greg Pritchard and Lynne Quick. Thanks everyone.

ACT Natimuk 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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Lily and King

(Melbourne) Lily and King are a quirky, musical junkyard from Melbourne. Their aim is to use all of their limbs...


(Castlemaine) The Body Appliance Revival Experience (B.A.R.E.) is a participatory dance performance embodying domestic appliances of the past, present and...

Possible Not

(Clunes and Natimuk) A collaboration between invited circus group Asking for Trouble, the Wimmera Women’s Circus and local youth gymnasts....


(Natimuk) Three spectacular outdoor Silo performances that change each evening to reflect the day that was at the Nati Frinj...


(Castlemaine) Mixing performance, puppetry and digital projection, Mark Penzak enacts a humorous, touching and enjoyably spooky story about a boy...

The Inaugural Wimmera Snail Race

(Natimuk) Wimmera snails are among the fastest in the world, well maybe not the fastest but almost in the top...


(Natimuk) The skate park comes alive with slithering, jumping, crawling, hopping creatures. Make your own to add to the creature...

Discover your alter ego with Ophelia Sol

(Melbourne) Ever wondered what spectacular creature is living inside of you? Come and join the fabulously outrageous Ophelia Sol and...