NAIDOC Week 2024

The Torch proudly supports this year’s NAIDOC Week 2024 theme – Keep the Fire Burning! – Blak, Loud and Proud. The flame has been the visual symbol of The Torch logo for over 25 years; the original accompanying text was “Art that sparks social change”. In line with this year’s NAIDOC Week 2024 theme, The

Lightscape Melbourne

Lightscape Melbourne

This winter, as The Royal Botanic Gardens transforms into a wonderland of light and sound with Lightscape Melbourne, The Torch is proud to be a part of the magic! From June 14th to August 4th, wander the illuminated trail and immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience alongside the dazzling light displays. Nestled beside the


Artist Insights: J.Kirby

After Confined 15, you may already be familiar with the work from proud Wadi Wadi/Wemba Wemba man, J.Kirby. His work Ceremony Grounds was selected as the promotional image for the exhibition and also won The Lechte Connection to Culture Acquisitive Award, an award that expresses a strong connection to Culture. Ceremony Grounds reminds us of home

Instant Asset Write-off art

Instant Asset Write-off to buy art as a tax deduction

Invest in Change This EOFY using the Instant Asset Write-Off scheme on Art! Creating new pathways through art and culture for First Nations people who have been incarcerated is our mission at The Torch. But did you know your business can support this mission while also benefiting from a tax deduction? The “Instant Asset Write-off”

Confined 15

Confined 15 Award Winners

Here are the Confined 15 Award Winners. Confined 15 exhibition is live now. Each year, a series of awards are presented. Click the award-winning artist’s name to see their works in stock. Dennis Thorpe Awards (Marc Family) Two awards. This is a monetary award for In-Community artists who have made a significant connection and contribution

Latrobe Regional Hospital Art

Latrobe Regional Hospital Art by Alfred Carter

The Torch is thrilled to see the new Latrobe Regional Hospital commission from proud Gunaikurnai man and Torch artist Alfred Carter which is proudly on display as part of their ‘world-class’ $223.5 million Stage 3A expansion. Alfie sought out this opportunity himself and brought it to fruition with support from his Indigenous Arts Officer Sean Miller. 

30 Leaving Their Mark

’30 Leaving Their Mark’ award winner Kent Morris

Proud Barkindji man and Torch Creative Director Kent Morris has been recognised in Grant Burge Wines’ inaugural 30 Leaving Their Mark awards. The awards recognised 30 inspiring Australians who are building a legacy of community, culture and innovation. Kent was one of ten winners in the award’s Culture category, thanks to his ongoing work at The Torch

Grounding and Connecting exhibition

Grounding and Connecting: Indigenous Trees and The Dreaming

Grounding and Connecting: Indigenous Trees and The Dreaming, is a tribute to the profound bond between First Nations communities and the earth. Running from 6 April to 9 June 2024 at ArtSpace at Realm in Ringwood, the exhibition features several Torch artists. This exhibition, presented by Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, celebrates the launch of a new project mapping

Inside the Walls (detail)

National Close the Gap Day 2024

The 21 March marks National Close the Gap Day. While there has arguably been progress, the latest Close the Gap data shows only five out 19 targets for Indigenous Australians are ‘on track’. Some uncomfortable statistics are that: An Indigenous male is more likely to go to jail than to university. There’s also been an

Housing for Women Leaving Prison

Housing for Women Leaving Prison

Proud Ngarrindjeri woman and Torch artist Flick Chafer-Smith told her story in a submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission’s Inquiry into Housing and Homelessness. Flick was interviewed by Smart Justice for Women’s (SJFW) submission to Yoorrook about the experience of women leaving the prison system. The submission investigates systemic injustices experienced by First Nations peoples