The Torch is celebrating 10 years of exhibiting artworks by Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria! Confined is the major annual event of The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program and a key annual event of the Yalukut Weelam Ngargee, Melbourne’s longest running Indigenous arts and cultural festival.
An exhibition of emerging Indigenous artists from The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Program. The Torch provides art, cultural and arts industry support to Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria. Artworks by artists from the program have been collected by major public galleries including the NGV. Indigenous Australians are highly over represented in
Baranbinja artist Ralph Rogers, explores his cultural and ancestral connections to Brewarrina and the history of acqua culture associated with the area. Stories about the creator Byamee, which are central to the kinship of the Baranbinja and Ngemba people of North West New South Wales, are deeply and vibrantly expressed. Monday – Friday 9am –
Yawa means Journey in Boon wurrung language. Yawa presents the journey of Indigenous men and women in the Victoria’s criminal justice system exploring, expressing and sharing culture through art. Yawa is on display at the City Library in Melbourne. Yawa is presented as part of Melbourne’s YIRRAMBOI festival the premier First Peoples festival celebrating the