The Torch has shown me a way of making money without crime and changed the way I earn a living. I can show I’m a better man.Aaron Duggan (Gunaikurnai/Wurundjeri)
Buying an artwork from The Torch online gallery is a great way to support a participant.100% of the artwork price goes to the artist
Making art makes me feel connected to my land. To be an Aboriginal female artist and to put down a beautiful picture and express my Country to other people is amazing.Melissa Bell (Gunditjmara/Yorta Yorta)
In 2022 we worked with over 800 First Nations participants, and produced $1.1M in income for our artists.The Torch 2022 wrap up
Becoming an artist has given me a better perspective and outlook on life and taught me to have patience. I guess it’s created a whole new world for me.Thomas Marks (Wotjobaluk/Gunaikurnai)
Creating new pathways through art and cultural learning.
We provide art, cultural and arts industry support to Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria. Our aim is to reduce the rate of reoffending by encouraging the exploration of identity and culture through art programs to define new pathways upon release.
Featured Artworks for Sale
100% of the artwork price goes directly to the artist
Rain Coming Down #9
Melissa Bell, Gunditjmara/Yorta Yorta people
Dreamtime Animals #1
Phennel, Gunaikurnai/Brayakooloong people
Tupun Miwi, Ngarrindjeri/Kukabrak people
Assimilation in Abstract
Morgz, Yorta Yorta people
West Coast Warriors
Putecharung, Kamu people
Graham Gilbert, Wiradjuri people
There are many ways you can get involved in The Torch’s work and do your part for the Indigenous men and women in our in-prison and post-release programs.