OPENS 12TH APRIL – 24TH APRIL
Confined 4 has emerged as an important event in Victoria’s visual arts scene and continues to illustrate the important role art plays in cultural expression and community connectedness. The exhibition demonstrates the significance of art in providing a space for cultural reflection and connecting Indigenous prisoners with country.
The rich visual works on show reflect the many different regions across Australia and the rich cultural diversity of the artist’s backgrounds.
Kent Morris, Indigenous Arts Officer at The Torch, says “The Confined 4” exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in prison to gain feedback on their art work, support their creative development and to provide them with a space for cultural expression.
“Additionally, it offers the arts sector and the wider community a chance to support emerging new artists and to learn about the experiences of prisoners.”
By providing a platform for Indigenous prisoners to showcase their work, the exhibition aims to highlight the issue of over representation of Indigenous people in prisons and to promote the practice of culture in rehabilitation.