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First recipents of the Palais Theatre Community Fund!

The Torch is pleased to be one of the very first recipients of the Palais Theatre Community Fund! Thanks to the Palais Theatre, Live Nation and City of Port Phillip. These funds will go towards custom built storage units to help The Torch store increased artworks from participants in our program at our office in

Wurreker Award Winners 2018!

The Torch recently won the Community Based Employer Award at the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) Wurreker Awards. Wurreker means message carriers in Wemba Wemba language and the Wurreker Awards encourage, celebrate and promote  excellence in Koorie education and training. As a small organisation it is a great achievement for The Torch to be

Torch artists represented at Norton Rose Fulbright’s RAW Exhibition

The Torch was invited to showcase four of our artists at Norton Rose Fulbright’s RAW exhibition in their Melbourne office on the 22nd August 2018. Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal firm and as part of their commitment to Reconciliation under their Reconciliation Action Plan they held an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and

Creating new lives

Thanks to the reporter Cheryl Hall and the ABC News for this story about The Torch which appeared on the ABC 7 pm News. Confined 9 exhibition dates 14 Feb – 14 March 2018 at the Carlisle Street Arts Space, St Kilda Town Hall and Dhumbadha Munga – Talking Knowledge at Alliance Francaise, 51 Grey Street, St

Shortlisted for the 2018 HART Awards!

The Torch’s ‘Confined 9 Exhibition’ has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Community category of this year’s HART Awards.

Shan Micallef and Indigenous art in prisons

John Faine alongside Tom Mosby talk to Robby Wirramanda, Torch participant and Torch CEO Kent Morris about the Torch Statewide Indigenous arts in prison and community program and Shaun Micallef about visiting people of faith. Download the ABC Radio Melbourne mp3 file to hear this interview. (45.04 mins)

Ray Young meets Greg Chappell at the launch of Ray’s Battle Lines exhibition

Ray Young launched his exhibition Battle Lines featuring 36 of his ceramic shields at Nanda Hobbs gallery in Sydney on 26th June 2017. Cricket legend Greg Chappell attended the launch of Ray’s exhibition and was introduced to Ray a Gunnai Kurnai artist participating in The Torch’s In Community program. Chappell Foundation: big names pitch in

Launch of Ray Traplin’s Life in the Ocean artwork with the Gallery in the Sky

Ray Traplin and Kent Morris, Torch CEO were on hand to see the launch of Ray’s Life in the Ocean artwork 20 meters x 8 meters, 399 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Ray is the first Indigenous artist featured by Crema Constructions Gallery in the Sky program and his artwork will be on display for 12

Launch of No Turning Back artworks from The Torch

The Torch and Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries are proud to present ‘No Turning Back: Artworks from the Torch’ on display at Deakin Downtown Pop Up Gallery, Level 12, Tower 2, Collins Square, Melbourne Docklands. Thanks to Aunty Georgina Nicholson, Uncle Jim and Aunty Kylie Berg, artist Steve Verde and Deakin University staff. Thanks