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

Collective Movements Mildura Ash Thomas

Collective Movements moves to Mildura

Collective Movements moves to Mildura! Collective Movements: First Nations Collectives, Collaborations and Creative Practices from across Victoria is a wide-ranging project focusing on the work of historic and contemporary First Nations creative practitioners and community groups from across Victoria that recognises collectivity as integral to Indigenous knowledges and ways of being. Touring with NETS Victoria,

Stacey Edwards, Twilight Black Cockatoos

MAV: Kaleidoscope – Stacey Edwards

MAV (Multicultural Arts Victoria) has announced the curation of a large-scale public art installation as part of the Metro Tunnel Creative Program. MAV: Kaleidoscope offers a mesmerising exploration of culturally rich and diverse narratives, styles and multi-genres featuring works by five artists, including proud Taungurung/Boonwurrung woman and Torch artist Stacey Edwards. The impressive installation was

Treaty for Victoria - First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria

Treaty for Victoria

Allira and Jarvis from the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria visited The Torch to have a yarn about the path to Treaty. After a challenging year, it is heartwarming to hear about the hard work being done by this mob. Treaty is our opportunity to make sure we always have the freedom and power to

Change the Date

26th of January

The 26th of January 1788, is the date Arthur Phillip led the First Fleet into what is now known as Sydney Cove in NSW. He raised a British flag on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation to proclaim British Sovereignty. The date marks the beginning of an unnecessary and brutal colonisation

Matty Chilly

Torch Arts Officer Matty Chilly selected for Blak Design

The Torch is thrilled to announce that Arts Officer Matty Chilly (Wiradjuri/Wemba Wemba/Mutti Mutti/Yorta Yorta/Waddi Waddi/Barapa Barapa/Gubbi Gubbi peoples) has been selected for the Blak Design program – fashion and textiles. As part of the Blak Design program, Matty will undertake intensive hands-on workshops; learning and refining their fashion and textile skills. They will be