For the first time, The Torch is bringing the annual Confined exhibition to you in a new online format at www.thetorch.org.au/C11
A virtual exhibition of 300 artworks by 286 Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria.
Join us for the virtual exhibition launch, live on our Facebook page.
Thursday 14 May 2020, 6pm
“In the past I was a crook, you know, a jail bird, but now I am an artist.
My daughter, she is so proud of that.
I never used to think of myself that way.” Chris Austin, Gunditjmara/Keerraaywoorrong peoples
The Torch provides an important role in supporting Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders to connect with the community, develop arts networks and reintegrate back into society through new pathways.
“During these unprecedented times, which are impacting severely on the arts, Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders exhibiting in Confined 11 are more isolated and vulnerable than ever before. The economic and social capital gained from sharing their culture and stories in the Confined 11 goes a long way to maintaining wellbeing, connectedness and the ability to focus on the path ahead,” said The Torch CEO Kent Morris.
Stay connected to The Torch for updates as the virtual magic of Confined 11 unfolds.
100% of the artwork sale price goes directly to the artist