When I got out I had nothing. The money that I made from The Torch, selling my paintings, helped me set up my house.Kim Kennedy (Ngiyampaa)
Before I started The Torch program, I’d never been out of jail a year. This has helped me stay out.Chris Austin (Gunditjmara Keerraaywoorrong)
The Torch program is one of the best things that ever happened in prison since sliced bread. That’s to my certain knowledge.Uncle Jack Charles (Boonwurrung/Dja Dja Wurrung)
There's no more jail for me, I guarantee you that. So now it's just going to be full on painting. I've cut that cycle.Mark Wise (Wemba Wemba/Barkindji)
This has shone a light on another road… The path that leads away from prison.Robby Wirramanda (Wergaia/Wotjobaluk)
We provide art, cultural and arts vocational 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.
100% of the sale price goes directly to the artist.