29 May, 2024

Drinks at Badger & Co: AMaGA ACT Networking Event

AMaGA ACT is hosting a social hour at Badger & Co for people in the GLAM sector. Join us from 5:00pm on Wednesday 29th of May for a casual evening of networking over drinks and nibbles. Platters of food will be provided at the venue (vegan and gluten free options included*) and you can purchase your own drinks at the Badger & Co bar.  Please RSVP so that we can make sure there will be enough snacks for everybody!   *although gluten free options will be included, the venue cannot guarantee it is coeliac-safe.Read more
23 May, 2024

‘Confined 15’ Curator Tour

With a diverse array of over 400 artworks by more than 380 artists, The Torch is proud to present the fifteenth annual Confined exhibition. The Torch invites you to join Creative Director, Kent Morris, and an artist from The Torch on a tour of the exhibition. Together they will share the process of curating this unique exhibition, speak about the artist’s experience in the program, and of the power of art to support reconnection to family, culture and community. Confined provides a dedicated space for First Nations people who have experienced incarceration in Victoria to share their stories, culture and lived experiences through the artworks they produce. This year’s Confined 15 invites viewers to immerse themselves and experience these stories firsthand. The exhibition serves as a poignant reflection on the disproportionate representation of First Nations Australians in our criminal justice system, underscoring the urgent need for change. The Torch’s annual Confined exhibition is the key public event within The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program, which is committed to reducing reoffending rates by fostering cultural connection through the visual arts. The program aims to improve the cultural, social, emotional and financial wellbeing of participants, empowering them to find new pathways beyond the criminal justice system.Read more