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

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$300
2
$130
3
$250
4
$50
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$500
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$450
7
$250
8
$150
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$250
10
$180
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$150
12
$2000
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$350
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$350
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$250
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$200
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$150
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$150
19
$80
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$60
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$350
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$350
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$500
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$200
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$3000
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$720
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$600
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$250
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$100
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$300
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$250
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$600
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$350
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$350
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$200
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$500
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$350
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$275
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$400
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$200
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$1360
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$200
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$350
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$400
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$1500
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$450
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$250
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$250
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$150
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$350
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$450
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100% of the artwork price goes directly to the artist.

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$410
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$500
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$200
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$200

Pulingina. Gawaymbhana. Yaama. Welcome!

Pulingina. Gawaymbhana. Yaama. Welcome!

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