For the first time in its 11-year history, The Torch is presenting its annual group exhibition Confined in a virtual gallery exhibition. Confined 11 presents 300 works from 286 artists currently incarcerated or recently released from jail, depicting Indigenous perspectives on identity, art, connection to culture and Country.
The Torch has worked with a German company to provide Confined 11 visitors with a full gallery experience: a walkthrough of the customised space including 3D images of each of the 300 works from 286 artists. National Gallery of Victoria, Museum Victoria, Shepparton Art Museum and the Victorian Ombudsman have purchased Confined works.
With 100% of the sale price of each Confined artwork going directly to individual artists, the sales are providing significant support for the artists and investing in the philosophy of The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Program.
The virtual exhibition will be launched live on their Facebook page at 6pm on Thursday 14 May.