Indigenous Artists: A Selection of the Best – The Torch Collection
‘Where are you from? Who’s your mob?’ are the two questions Kent Morris says helped him design The Torch arts program as a way for incarcerated or post-release Indigenous men and women in Victorian prisons to heal, and feel hopeful. The reader experiences, to name a few, Roger Sims’ ‘Murray Cod’ pokerwork on plywood, paintings ‘Burning of the Land’ by Veronica Mungaloon Hudson, Jason’s ‘Most Jailed Race’ a collage and acrylic work, Leanne Monks’ ‘Basket’ made from fibre and Shane J’s ‘Dream House’ of paddle pop sticks, matches and 1,033 hours of diligence – as well as drawings, ceramic and textile work. The final pages list stories behind the works as well as an artist and cultural group index and collection of artist portraits.