The Torch offers the design and delivery of professionally painted murals that provide training and employment pathways for in community Indigenous artists.
Projects can be scaled from single artist small internal walls to large multi-artist public projects. If you have a mural project in mind, please submit a mural enquiry form.
Commissioning a Torch mural has a ripple effect far beyond the project, from the artists involved to those passers-by for years to come.
Each mural project provides post-release artists with a platform to connect, explore and share their culture through art, defining new pathways forward, whilst diversifying their skills and experience. Working as part of a team on meaningful projects and engaging with the broader community helps foster confidence, resilience and self-esteem.
With The Torch program, with the art, it shows us a new pathway. A lot of people when they get out of jail, they go back to where they came from and that’s what put them in jail the first time. A lot of them go back in because there’s low self-esteem, there’s no money, there’s homelessness and all that… if The Torch program didn’t come along, I don’t know where I’d be at to this day.”
Christopher Austin, Indigenous Program Mentor and long-term Torch participant.
We are always looking at expanding opportunities for artists and are currently developing additional fee-for-service offerings. Some examples include: painting and weaving workshops, live painting demonstrations and speaking engagements. If you have an idea for a project, we would love to hear from you via our other projects enquiry form.
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