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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.

Nati Frinj Biennale 2022

The festival will be on the 28th, 29th, and 30th October 2022.

The program will have bars, dance, theatre, performance, visual art, sound art, giant bamboo structures, and the now usual art surprises. And lots of fun. Program will be up here soon.

“If you want to be involved, contact me on director@natifrinj.com ”

Ticket Sales

To offset the cost of the festival (such as artists’ fees, accommodation and travel, and production needs) many events charge and entry fee, which is listed in this program and online. There will be a limited amount of tickets available from the Frinj HUB (venue TBC) and cash sales at doors, if and only if there is room. The ticket links can be found at the bottom of the page on the events listed below and are available now. Or by clicking on Get Tickets on the above toolbar.

Tickets at the Frinj HUB will be available from Friday 28th October.

Volunteers Wanted

A great festival can not run without volunteers and we are now looking for those people who want to give some of their time to this year’s Frinj. You can register by using the form HERE.

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 Walking Tours, the Nati Frinj is a chance to celebrate and express the creative energy of Natimuk and our invited artists.

The Natimuk Frinj Biennale is only one of the activities presented by ACT Natimuk.
http://actnatimuk.com/

We are 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

Featured Events

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‘an apology I was never given, and the one I never made’

‘an apology I was never given, and the one I never made’ is a site-specific performance work/installation staged at the...

Todd Cook

Todd’s emotive lyrics, earthy tones and raw appeal connect to a wide variety of listeners. His songs float from intricate...

rEvolve

With Natimuk’s salt lake at its heart, rEvolve was filmed around Victoria during breaks between the 2020 lockdowns. Expressing various...

‘an apology I was never given, and the one I never made’

La Escondida Arte

– “We are a couple living and creating in Shepparton. Pat is originally from Melbourne and Sole from Patagonia in...

Moonlite – by Empty Swing

Empty Swing is: Laura Buik, a mezzo-soprano who sings with South Australian State Opera, Josh Sutton a multi-instrumentalist and founding...

Natimuk Street Art Comes to Life – Louise Cooper

Experimenting with a blend of paper puppets, stop motion animation, augmented reality, postcards, community arts, geocaching and projection; Louise Cooper...

Bars

The National Hotel – Main Street The first and for some the best.  Come in and experience the hospitality of...

The Nati FRIJ project

Check out all the colourful fridges around town signposting Nati Frinj venues. They were designed and decorated by students from...

TOAST

Tiny off-grid Arty Studio thing . Toast started as an experiment in tiny home design . Off grid elements and...

Someone in the Dark – Black Hole Theatre

Written by acclaimed filmmaker Tracey Rigney (Wotjobaluk/Ngarrindjeri), Someone in the Dark creates an immersive, interactive experience for a young audience...

Victoriana Gaye

Victoriana Gaye   Sometimes whimsical, sometimes romantic and sometimes rockin’ Victoriana Gaye is husband and wife duo Vicki Gaye Philipp and...

Truck

TRUCK – A FASHION THEATRE SPECTACULAR Kat Pengelly of KOSHKA – Art Fuelled Fashion is at it again with another...

The Ozenkadnook Tiger

D’Arcy Molan is a musician, composer, writer, and teacher living in Natimuk. He is currently a PhD candidate in literary...

JEFF RAGLUS Exhibition

‘DEPTH OF FIELD’ at GOAT GALLERY NATIMUK  .  This is Jeff Raglus’s first art show in Natimuk , even though musically he...

Bamboo Exquisite

Tower Tower Play Friday 28, 9:30pm till 10:30pm We built a bamboo tower and rigged a highline from the tower...

Danny Walsh

The Danny Walsh Banned is well known in Melbourne’s bars and pubs for their country-soul, rock’n’roll boogie and high-energy performances....

Jeff Raglus, Victoriana Gaye, and …

Victoriana Gaye  have been Frinj favourites for years, from saltry sets in the emporium to sweaty nights with the Beachniks...

The Noisy Nonna Show – Georgina Adamson – Cancelled

It is with sadness that we have cancelled the Noisy Nonna show. Georgina lives in Bermagui and with the flood...

Storytime at the THinG

Tim Radcliffe returns with his extra-ordinary story telling skills. Join him to finish off a hectic day at the Frinj....

Trapezoid

TRAPEZOID VOCALS / BEAU LADLOW BASS & VOCALS / DAMIAN BALLENGER DRUMS & VOCALS / JAMES McMURTRIE GUITAR & VOCALS...

Creative Lab Launch

Come and find out about the ACT Natimuk’s inaugural Creative Lab program 2021/22 and hear directly from the artists about...

The Black Cat

Mark Penzak Mark’s created theatrical experiences for children and adults since 1986. His principal education is a BA Theatre/Media from...

Fabulous Frinj Fashion Fiesta

The Frinj could not start without the ever popular Parade. Welcome to everyone, the parade is known to have more...

Beatroute and the Nang Nangs

David Patterson, Jess Gardner, Richie Darling, D’Arcy Molan, Damien Ballinger, Rae Perry, Beau Ladlow, Jason Bunn and Rex Hateley. Beatroute...

Bangarra Youth Program

Bangarra Youth Program Team, and students across Wimmera schools of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent present 2 short choreographic...

A Flying Photon – Rachel Rayner

Go on a glittering and whimsical journey to meet everyone’s favourite object in the universe, even if you haven’t heard of...

Amy Bodossian

IN BED WITH AMY Get ready for the most hilarious, heart wrenching and heart opening experience. Acclaimed Melbourne cabaret icon...

Garage Girls – by Three Birds Theatre & The Shift Theatre

Three Birds Theatre is a Green Room Award-nominated, independent theatre company established in 2015 by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn and...

Simon Hudson

“The bottom line is globetrotter Hudson’s soul, folk, dance-pop, funk and latin standards as skilful and casual as ever” –...

LightStation Extravaganza

The ‘Human Designs’ collective at this stage consists of Zlatko Balazic and John McKee. Each member of the group comes...

NATIMUK AND BEYOND Photography Exhibition

A collection of images from around Natimuk, and beyond. This is Chris Michaels’ first exhibition of his photography taken over...

Kavisha Mazzella AM – Performance (Sat) and Empty Sky chant and meditation (Sun)

“A power and presence that’s beyond words” Colum Sands ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella original song’s lyrical ingredients...

That Changes – 9

That Changes is a Melbourne based artist duo of Con Veligos and Spiros Antoniades. They have been involved with various...

Tim Hudspith – Goldentone

Goldentone began in 1998 as a song-writing project for critically acclaimed, and award nominated, singer, songwriter and guitarist Tim Hudspith....

The Pattern Maker performance and Rain Women installation

Gillian Turner PhD is an experienced and award-winning artist. Her practice focuses on conceptual work including installations. She has had...

Very Long Distance

Artist: Jacqui Schulz Very Long Distance An abandoned box of words and stories. An invitation. Ringing. A mysterious guided tour...

B.A.R.E

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