Confined 11

A green and blue painting of a moray eel
Photograph: Supplied 'The old moray eel', Keith Gunaikurnai/Monero peoples (2019)

Time Out says

The Torch’s annual major exhibition goes online for its 11th year

For the past 11 years, the Torch has been running an annual exhibition showcasing the art of Indigenous Australians who are either currently incarcerated or have recently been released. With 2020 presenting some unprecedented challenges, the Torch has decided to take the exhibition online for the first time.

Confined 11 presents 300 works from an almost as large cohort of artists. Exploring the exhibition is as similar to real life as possible, with guests able to “walk” through a virtual gallery space and explore each work through 3D visuals. Though the artworks vary in medium and style, they all explore concepts such as identity, connection to culture and Country.

Works presented in Confined 11 are available for sale, with prices starting at $80 (most works sit around $500-$900) and 100 per cent of the sale price goes directly to the artist. The annual exhibition is the culmination of the Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program which supports Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders. 

Confined 11 is free to view and will be available online from May 14 to June 7. You can also join the exhibition launch which will be streamed live via the Torch's Facebook page at 6pm on May 14.


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