Confined 14 – Complete Works

5 May - 4 June 2023
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Painting has really helped me through a tough time. I’ve come out the other side so much stronger and more proud of who I am as an Aboriginal person. You must feel to be able to heal.
Dargs, Darug people

Experience the power and beauty of First Nations art while supporting the artists who create it.

Confined 14 presents more than 450 artworks by First Nations artists who are currently in prison in Victoria, or have been released in recent years.

This exhibition is a powerful reflection of the over-representation of First Nations Australians in our criminal justice system and highlights the need for change.

100% of the artwork price goes directly to the artist.

Works are available to view and purchase via the curated mosaic below, and in person at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. View all unsold works here.

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Making art makes me feel connected to my land.

Melissa Bell, Gunditjmara/Yorta Yorta people

First Nations people make up 3.8% of the Australian adult population but represent over 31.8% of the national adult prison population.

The Torch supports First Nations people in Victoria whose lives have been impacted by the criminal justice system to explore their identity and culture through art, and define new pathways for themselves upon release from prison. By embracing participants as artists, The Torch provides an avenue for change.

Participants confirm that being part of the program has helped them stay out of the justice system, with only 11% returning to prison compared to the average Indigenous recidivism rate of 53.4% (The Torch Evaluation 2019).

Over 400 artists are represented in Confined 14. By purchasing a work, you are standing side by side with First Nations Australians in the long walk towards reconciliation.

Artworks

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$630
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$430
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$440
4
$660
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$610
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$360
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$560
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$310
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$600
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$610
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$610
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$710
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$510
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$630
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$480
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$610
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$370
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$710
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$560
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$500
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$710
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$680
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$610
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$760
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$460
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$560
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$500
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$800
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$550
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$710
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$600
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$490
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$610
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$450
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$470
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$560
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$440
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$610
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$290
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$450
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$480
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$710
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$570
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$300
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$490
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Artist Stories

Chris

Melissa

Daniel

Kelvin

Sean

Chris

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