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The Torch teams up with Latrobe Valley GovHub

Fulham Correctional Centre in Gippsland has allowed Torch artists to expand their skills by introducing them to traditional Koori burning techniques, resulting in the creation of breathtaking wood-carved tables. This has led to an incredible opportunity with Morwell’s new GovHub building. GovHub developer, Castlerock, contacted The Torch to establish a partnership, allowing our artists to

The Torch are in the Linden Postcard Show

We are excited to announce that we have entered 12 gorgeous works in this year’s Linden Postcard Show. In lieu of our annual exhibition Dhumbadha Munga, that celebrates the ongoing cultural collaboration between our artists and their Arts Officer, this year we have submitted 5 artworks by the professional Indigenous artists on staff and 7

The Torch Holiday Hours & Delivery Information

Please place your order on our online shop by Thursday December 10th to ensure your item arrives by post in time for Christmas, or Wednesday December 23rd to collect in store. The Torch will close from Thursday December 24th to Sunday January 3rd. All online orders during this period will be processed and shipped after

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

Blak Design – Expressions of Interest Open

Blak Design is an exciting four-year initiative by the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) to foster Victorian First Nations led innovation within the design sector and provide a platform for nurturing sustainable, Indigenous-led and operated design businesses. Each year, Blak Design will focus on a different design discipline, providing mentoring in design, production, and small business

8th Koorie Art Show 2020 – Call for entries

Presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust, the Koorie Art Show is one of the most important annual exhibitions that showcases the diverse talent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living in Victoria.  The show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of emerging, mid-career and senior First Nations Victorian artists, designers and

Artist Insights: Chris Valle

Chris Valle is a Wambaya man currently based in Toowoomba QLD and has been painting since 2019. He predominantly uses acrylic on canvas but has also experimented with painting emu eggs. Chris is known for his earthy colours and crosshatching style and has developed his own style of 3D illusion effects. “It feels natural for

Never Alone

Torch CEO Kent Morris’ ‘Never Alone’, artwork is currently featured on the digital billboard at the intersection of Grey and Fitzroy streets in St Kilda reassuringly reminding Melburnians that they are “never alone”. During lockdown in Melbourne Kent and his partner Tiff regularly walk the Yaluk-ut Weelam Country (through Elwood) on which they live. While

Artist Insights: Alfred Carter

Alfred Carter is a proud Gunaikurnai man and post-release artist with The Torch, who only picked up a brush in 2018. He completed a Koori Art course through Kangan but has mainly taught himself, as well as guidance from his Indigenous Arts Officer Sean Miller at The Torch. Alfred is known for using contemporary lines