A virtual exhibition of artworks by Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria.
Presenting over 300 artworks, from 286 artists, Confined 11 creates a strong visual metaphor for the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.
The Confined 11 virtual gallery opens Thursday 14th May 2020, 9am at thetorch.org.au/C11
The Confined exhibition is the key annual public event of The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program which provides art, cultural and arts industry support to Aboriginal offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria.
Artworks created through The Torch are part of a rehabilitation process that helps build confidence, social capital, economic stability and pathways to reconnect with the community. Confined plays an important role in supporting Aboriginal offenders and ex-offenders to tell their stories, connect with the community, develop arts networks and reintegrate back into society.
Image: Sunset Cockatoo, Stacey, Taungurong/Boon Wurrung people