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.
The next Nati Frinj Biennale will be held on 31 October – 2 November 2025.
That means we’re skipping a year!
With a longer lead time, we’ll be planning a Frinj that will ensure many layers of local community engagement and offer opportunities to experiment and play. We’ll also be developing some new initiatives that will encourage greater visibility, accessibility and collaboration. We hope this will make the Frinj that we know and love be even more responsive to our community’s interests, in line with the ACT Natimuk Strategic Plan.
The Frinj Director Alison Eggleton will work hard towards 2025 and looks forward to developing a range of exciting projects and experiences with our community.
In 2024, Alison would love to hear any ideas you may have. For Frinj community meeting dates, Expressions of Interest (EOI), opportunities to participate in projects, and other ways you can get involved, go to FB and here on the website under the Get Involved tab.
The Nati Frinj Biennale is a three-day visual art and performance festival in Natimuk, deep in the wheatbelt of Western Victoria. Held every two years in late October to early November Nati Frinj Biennale has forged a reputation for making outstanding, innovative and often audacious art projects. It is an important platform to showcase local artists, and invite other artists to come and play, to experiment and collaborate.
From the Opening Parade to Aerial Shows, visual art exhibitions to street installations, new theatre works to walking tours, the Nati Frinj is a chance to celebrate and express the creative energy of Natimuk and our invited artists.
Who we are
The Nati Frinj is developed by the Festival Director who is governed by a committed group of volunteers on the ACT Natimuk Executive Committee. However, the festival takes many creative minds and lots of hands, so in the lead up to the Frinj, other roles join the small dedicated Frinj team.
Some of our objectives
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
Nati Frinj Biennale and ACT Natimuk are supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.