Meaning sister in their First Nations languages, Banj Banj/nawnta represents the unique friendship between Thelma and Stacey. This exhibition is OPEN NOW!
Kent Morris (CEO): Ten years at The Torch. It’s extraordinary to reflect on the growth of The Torch program, with over 1,000 artists participating in the program over the past 10 years.
In the past I was a crook, you know, a jail bird, but now I am an artist. My daughter is so proud of that. I never used to think of myself that way.Chris Austin (Gunditjmara)
I love the idea that someone has seen my painting and loved what I’ve done, and paid their money, and have it on display in their home. It gives me so much pride.Flick Chafer-Smith (Ngarrindjeri)
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.
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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.