Future Dreaming…visions of the future is an exhibition of artworks created within Victorian prisons during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
The Torch has faced a range of challenges delivering face to face support to the men and women in The Torch program during the pandemic. In response to restrictions on visiting Victorian prisons, The Torch invited our In Prison program participants to dream of a brighter future and to bring that future to life on a standard 30cm x 30cm canvas.
122 participants across 14 Victorian correctional facilities embraced this challenge and painted a brighter future for themselves, their families, their Country, their communities, and even the world as a whole.
I hope that the future of all our children will change, and that more people believe it’s time we open our eyes, our hearts, our souls for a better future for all who live and walk upon this country, side-by-side and hear the voices from all around the nation. It is time we stood back-to-back and listened to our Elders past and present – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – so that we can stand tall, together as one. One voice. One future. One dreaming. This is my dreaming.
Sheldon B, Murri people
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