Confined 9 Exhibition Launch - Thursday 15 Feb 6-8pm
Confined is the key annual event of The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program and a central event of the Yalukut Weelam Ngargee, Melbourne’s longest running Indigenous arts and cultural festival.
Now in its 9th year, the Confined exhibition provides Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders with an opportunity to connect with the community and to promote the practice of culture in rehabilitation. It also serves to highlight the issue of over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.
With the high levels of incarceration of Indigenous people a deeply felt social issue amongst Victoria’s Aboriginal communities, this exhibition has proven to positively impact on the prisoners, their families and in reducing recidivism rates.
Supported by the City of Port Philip through the Cultural Development Fund, Confined 9 plays an important role in supporting Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders to tell their stories, connect with the community, develop arts networks and reintegrate back into the community.
EVENT DETAILS: CONFINED 9
Dates: Wed 14 February - Wed 14 March 2018
Time: Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday 8:30am -5pm. Thursday 8:30am – 7.00pm. Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Ofﬁcial launch: Thurs 15 February 2018 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Carlisle Street Arts Space, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda
Website: www. thetorch.org.au