Past exhibitions

2019

Dhumbadha Munga: Talking Knowledge

Ended — Metro Gallery

Dhumbadha Munga means Talking Knowledge in Boonwurrung language. Dhumbadha Munga: Talking Knowledge explores the transformative power of art and cultural exchange between previously incarcerated Indigenous artists and the contemporary Indigenous artists who mentor and support them. Featuring artwork by; Chris Austin, Blackgin, Graham Gilbert, Renee Gray, Veronica Mungaloon Hudson, Jeffrey Jackson, Marbukk, Paul McCann, Sean Miller,

Yaluk Biik Baan

Ended — Melbourne Water foyer

Yaluk Biik Baan means ‘River Land Water’ in the Woi wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people. To celebrate the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, Melbourne Water is hosting an art exhibition entitled Yalik Biik Baan, meaning ‘River Land Water’. The exhibition explores the ongoing connection of Aboriginal people to rivers, land and water.

Grounded in Truth

Ended — Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Indigenous artists from Barwon, Marnoneet and Kareenga prisons have responded to the theme of 2019 Reconciliation Week, “grounded in truth”. In announcing the theme, Reconciliation Australia stated that, “Reconciliation is ultimately about relationships and like all effective relationships the one between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians must be grounded in truth.

Yawa: Journey

Ended — Melbourne City Library Gallery

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

Ralph Rogers: Byamee, Brewarrina

Ended — Deakin University Downtown Gallery

‘Byamee is responsible for all things related to my Country; he is the creator of our fish traps and gave life to the rivers and to all the seeds of life.’ Ralph Rogers, Baranbinja Baranbinja artist Ralph Rogers, explores his cultural and ancestral connections to Brewarrina and the history of acqua culture associated with the

Emergence

Ended — Metro Gallery

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

Confined 10

Ended — Carlisle Street Arts Space

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.

2018

No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch

Ended — Deakin University Downtown Gallery

‘No Turning Back’ presents artworks by Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria who are currently participating in The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program.

St Vincents Art Gallery’s Reconciliation Week exhibition

Ended — St Vincents Art Gallery

St Vincents Art Gallery are hosting an exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork for Reconciliation week. This exhibition includes 7 paintings from artists in The Torch program. All artworks are for sale.

Dhumbadha Munga – Talking Knowledge

Ended — Alliance Française de Melbourne's Eildon Gallery

Alliance Francaise de Melbourne in association with The Torch and Yalukut Weelam Ngargee present Dhumbadha Munga- Talking Knowledge.

Confined 9

Ended — The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall

CONFINED 9, The Torch’s annual exhibition featuring new works by Indigenous artists currently in, or recently released from, prisons in Victoria.

2017

Pathways

Ended — NSW Parliament Fountain Court Gallery

The 2017 MAX Pathways Exhibition is a partnership with Borallon Training and Correctional Centre and Five Bridges Healing Through the Arts program QLD, The Torch Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program VIC, and Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison WA. The exhibition highlights positive outcomes associated with arts programs in the justice system, including a decrease

No turning back: Artworks from The Torch

Ended — Deakin University Downtown Gallery

The Torch supports current and former Indigenous offenders in Victoria through its indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program. The program provides art, cultural strengthening and arts vocational support to Indigenous inmates and parolees who are greatly over-represented in the criminal justice system. Opportunities to create new pathways through art and culture and reduce recidivism

Dhumbudha Munga – Talking Knowledge

Ended — Alliance Française de Melbourne's Eildon Gallery

The Torch supports Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders through its Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program. Central to the program is cultural learning and cultural strengthening. Dhumbudha Munga – Talking Knowledge looks at the two-way relationship between the arts workers and the artists they support. Gallery Hours Monday to Saturday 9.30 am–6.00 pm

Confined 8

Ended — The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall

The Torch’s 8th annual Confined exhibition featuring Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prison. Confined 8 showcased 165 artworks selected from 145 artists participating in The Torch’s program.