Nati Frinj Biennale respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land upon which we are located, the people of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Jupagulk and Wergaia. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.



Thursday 19 August 2021

Nati Frinj Biennale 2021 postponed

Due to the ongoing uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Natimuk’s arts festival, the Nati Frinj, will be postponed by one year, to 2022.

Due to occur on the 29, 30 and 31 October 2021, the festival will now be delivered on the 28, 29, 30 October 2022.

Festival Director Hannah French said that the decision to postpone was difficult to make.

“After many weeks of considering the uncertainty and risk of holding an event during these unprecedented times, the ACT Natimuk and Nati Frinj team decided that the most sensible option was to postpone our festival by one year.”

“Making this call early means we will be in a good position to deliver a fantastic and full program. We hope that it also allows our artists, audiences, volunteers and Natimuk community time to adjust their plans accordingly.”

“By October 2022, we will still be living with COVID, but I feel we will have more certainty.”

For all those will be disappointed with the news, the Nati Frinj would like to offer an opportunity to share their happy memories of past festivals.

They can do this by sharing stories, images or videos to director@natifrinj.com These will be collated and shared with the wonderful audiences that make Nati Frinj such a special arts and community celebration.

The Nati Frinj team would like to thank all the artists, funders, community members, volunteers, business owners and audiences for their support and understanding.

The Natimuk Farmers Market Plus, scheduled for Sunday 31 October 2021 will proceed as planned.

About Frinj

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 the Opening Parade to Aerial Shows, from exhibitions and new theatre works to Silent Disco Walking Tours, the Nati Frinj is a chance to celebrate and express the creative energy of Natimuk and our invited artists.

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


Let’s try and keep things clean:

The Nati Frinj has the stated target of reducing waste produced at the event and becoming a “no single use plastic” event. This includes the following objectives:

  • No single use plastic bags or plastic packaging to be given out or sold at the event. We encourage everyone to refrain from distribution of single use plastic bags, cutlery, straws and plastic bottles and avoid all unnecessary plastic packaging.
  • We seek a commitment from all participants at the festival to reducing waste, recycling and the use of reusable products (e.g. reusable bags/cups/cutlery/etc)
  • The Frinj commits to celebrate and promote the reduction of waste and recycling

And Safe for Everyone:

ACT Natimuk and the Nati Frinj is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. View our Child Safe Policy HERE