Confined 11

286 artists participating in The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program will have their work displayed in a virtual gallery. ‘Confined 11’ encourages creativity in and outside of prison; Thomas ‘Marksey’ Marks’ art has appeared on NAIDOC merch, but importantly he sees practice as a way to reclaim his Indigenous identity as a stolen generations child, Thelma Beeton celebrates her totem, and transitioning her street art to saleable work, for Ash Thomas and Flick Chafer-Smith art-making is therapeutic and something to take pride in.

Thomas Marks, Living Life After Prison. Getting My Life Back on Track, 2020. Courtesy the artist and The Torch, Melbourne

The Torch
14 May to 7 June 2020