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Artist Insights: Gumarran

Gumarran is a Yolgnu artist from the north-eastern Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory. He joined The Torch in 2020, and is a post-release participant living near the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. Gumarran’s paintings often incorporate flowing, expressive brushwork and a colour palette that takes inspiration from natural ochre colours, and more recently some

Future Dreaming is open at The Torch’s St Kilda Gallery

Future Dreaming – an exhibition of 263 artworks created by 263 Indigenous artists within Victorian prisons – opened online one week ago. There are currently 140 incredible works available for purchase, and you can now view the works in person. Simply drop in to 46 St Kilda Road, St Kilda on a Wednesday or Friday

Torch Artist Shortlisted in $217m Hospital Expansion

Alfred Carter (Gunaikurnai) has been shortlisted as one of three artists to have their artwork prominently displayed in the new $217 million hospital expansion at Latrobe Regional Hospital! Latrobe Regional Hospital put the call out for Expressions of Interest from experienced Victorian First Peoples artists, to commission visual artwork that will connect their new building

Artwork Licenses Making a Splash

Gunditjmara/Yorta Yorta artist Melissa Bell was over the moon when she heard the Victorian Public Tenants Association licensed her popular ‘Rain Coming Down’ series for their new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tenant Advocacy Pilot Program. The VPTA recently welcomed two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tenant Advocates to their team, Elly and Elsie. These roles are

The Torch works with The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital on their ‘Welcome Space’ Art Installation

Last week, The Torch Projects team worked with The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital to complete their ‘Welcome Space’ Art Installation! The Mural depicts the Mannagum Leaf – Boon-marrit-tak gooreen Biik, Boon-marrit-tak gooreen gulinj (Healthy Country, Healthy People). The Mural was painted by Wurundjeri artist Mandy Nicholson and replicated and installed by staff and

Four artists in The Torch program have had their artworks wrapped around The Torch’s four new Toyota RAV4 hybrids!

The Torch Takes Indigenous Art on the Road with Support from Toyota

Four artists in The Torch program – Ash Thomas, Robby Wirramanda, Trevor, and Veronica Mungaloon Hudson – have had their artworks wrapped around The Torch’s four new Toyota RAV4 hybrids! Toyota Australia and Toyota Finance Australia are proud supporters of The Torch and have funded the wrapping and artist licence fees for the new RAV4

Artist Insights: Wade Traplin

Wade is a Kuku Yalanji artist who was taught to paint by his big brother, Ray. His paintings are richly textured with intricate double dot work and he has developed a technique of warping his line work to give shape and dimension. His favourite subjects are animals that are full of life and expression, and

Two new Indigenous Arts Officers join The Torch

Please join us in welcoming Clare and Bianca to The Torch family, coming on board as Indigenous Arts Officers! The Torch’s Indigenous Arts Officers are integral to The Torch program and we are excited to have two extremely talented women take up the positions. Clare Williams is a Wiradjuri woman with a passion for art

The Torch is now a proud member of The Indigenous Art Code!

The Torch is now a proud member of The Indigenous Art Code! Indigenous Art Code members undergo a rigorous application process to demonstrate a commitment to fair and ethical business with First Nations artists. It means we value transparency in the sale and promotion of work, which gives our artists greater self-esteem, confidence, and improves

The Torch selected as official Charity Partner of Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

The Torch is proud to have been selected as the official Charity Partner of Affordable Art Fair Melbourne. Held over four days in September, the event will showcase original contemporary artworks from over 40 carefully curated galleries, including The Torch. You and a friend are invited to be a guest of The Torch at the