New Mural: A Tribute to the Boon Wurrung Culture

The Torch created a new artwork commission as part of Monash University Museum of Art’s ‘Collective Movements’ project. Watch this incredible timelapse of artists Ray Thomas, Sean Miller, Ash Thomas, Trevor Mitchell and Leroy McLaughlin creating this special mural titled ‘A Tribute to the Boon Wurrung Culture’. Collective Movements is a wide-ranging project focusing on

National Reconciliation Week 2022

The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. Last year Reconciliation Australia encouraged all Australians to take action; not just in National  Reconciliation Week but

This Weekend at Glen Eira Gallery

Sunday 22nd May, 1pm-5pm Live Painting with Aaron Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Caulfield Join Gunaikurnai/Wurundjeri artist Aaron in the live painting of his artworks.  Aaron is a Gunaikurnai man originally from Gippsland who has been an active and committed participant of the Torch program since 2011. Aaron’s style of painting is graphic and bold,

Artist Insights: Peter T

Peter is a Palawa/Gunaikurnai artist who has been exhibiting with The Torch since 2019. One of Peter’s first paintings, ‘No Refuge’, was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. When incarcerated, Peter’s painting practice allowed him to mentally escape the confines of prison to ‘somewhere nice’. Peter had an early career in the scientific glass

This Weekend at Glen Eira Gallery

Saturday 14th May, 1pm-5pm Live Wood Carving with Timothy W Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Caulfield Join Wiradjuri artist Timothy W and Gamilaroi artist and Indigenous Arts Officer Sean Miller in live carving of wooden artworks. Location Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield View map Gallery hours Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday

Artist Insights: Jeffrey T

Jeffrey T is a Barkindji artist who has been a part of The Torch program for four years. After his release last year, Jeffrey has been highly active in the community with his art practice and with The Torch directly – working casually in the office and assisting in painting murals. His bright and colourful

Artist Insights: Kerry Newby

Kerry Newby is a Yorta Yorta artist living on Gumbaynggirr country who started painting in 2019 when she joined The Torch Program. Kerry paints landscapes to represent her connection to Yorta Yorta country, reflections of her thoughts and of her childhood memories. It is an outlet for my thoughts and feelings. It helps me process

The Torch at WNBL Indigenous Round

The Torch is proud to partner with the Deakin Melbourne Boomers for the Women’s National Basketball League Indigenous Round on Saturday March 19th. The WNBL’s inaugural Indigenous Round is an important date in the WNBL calendar, recognising and acknowledging Indigenous culture and people across Australia. Players will be wearing playing singlets designed by an Indigenous

Artist Insights: Dale A

A proud Palawa man, Dale A. has recently made the transition in The Torch’s Program from in-prison artist to in-community artist. Dale paints breathtaking portraits of people who are important to him and that inspire him. He also paints birds which are native to Tasmania, including the yellow-tailed black cockatoos and green rosellas, in collaboration

Artist Bio: Graham Gilbert

Graham Gilbert (Gil) is a Wiradjuri man with connections to central New South Wales. Gil grew up on Wiradjuri land in the country town of Condolbolin. His totem is the goanna (griiawaa), an animal he has dreamt about since he was a young boy and to which he maintains a strong connection to today. Gil’s