Gift inspiration from The Torch

1st November - 23rd December 2022
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Since 2011 The Torch has been providing art, cultural and arts industry support to Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria through its Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program.

The Torch has a range of unique artworks and gift ideas that we are excited to be sharing with you – gifts that paint a brighter future for our artists. Each purchase helps create alternative pathways for the Indigenous men and women in our program.

If you are still stuck for ideas, we also have gift vouchers available to use across all our products, as well as the gift that paints a brighter future allowing you to make a donation on behalf of someone you love.

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

I first started doing art in prison as a way of easing my anxiety and to connect to my culture. I found it does so much more, it has opened up a new life of fulfilment and joy.

Heather Shawe (Wiradjuri)

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Indigenous Australians make up less than 3% of the Australian adult population but represent over 30% of the national adult prison population. This needs to change.

The Torch program supports the development of self-esteem, confidence and resilience, through cultural strengthening and artistic expression. The Torch assists artists to reconnect with culture and earn income from art sales (with 100% of the artwork price going directly to the artist), licensing and projects.

By embracing program participants as artists rather than offenders, The Torch provides an avenue for change.

I paint the way I do because it represents freedom to me, as I have been in jail half my life. When I was inside my art was my way of expressing myself without any restrictions and rules. When I paint, I feel free, and it keeps me in a good headspace.

Dale A (Palawa)

Artworks

1
$15
2
$12
3
$20
4
$300
5
$200
6
$2350
7
$130
8
$720
9
$150
10
$250
11
$50
12
$500
13
$450
14
$250
15
$150
16
$250
17
$250
18
$180
19
$200
20
$150
21
$200
22
$180
23
$2000
24
$350
25
$350
26
$250
27
$200
28
$200
29
$150
30
$150
31
$200
32
$80
33
$1800
34
$60
35
$350
36
$300
37
$350
38
$200
39
$500
40
$200
41
$350
42
$3000
43
$100
44
$150
45
$720
46
$600
47
$950
48
$250
49
$100
50
$300
51
$250
52
$600
53
$350
54
$350
55
$200
56
$200
57
$250
58
$500
59
$300
60
$700
61
$275
62
$400
63
$200
64
$1360
65
$200
66
$350
67
$400
68
$1500
69
$2000
70
$450
71
$250
72
$250
73
$200
74
$150
75
$700
76
$2000
77
$450
78
$760
79
$500
80
$250
81
$300
82
$410
83
$500
84
$130
85
$200
86
$200
87
$200

Pulingina. Gawaymbhana. Yaama. Welcome!

Pulingina. Gawaymbhana. Yaama. Welcome!

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