First Nations News

Acquisition of original Indigenous paintings

In 2018 AES purchased two original Indigenous paintings which were incorporated into the production of the Reconciliation Action Plan.

The artwork has been supplied by The Torch, a project which provides support to Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria through art, cultural and arts vocational programs. By embracing program participants as artists rather than offenders, The Torch provides an avenue to change.

‘Growing up being on the rivers was a big thing for me and my family. We would spend a lot of time on the river fishing and camping. The water was always full of life but we would only take what we needed. The Rainbow Serpent is the creator and protector of the waterways.’ [The Artist]


Waterways Dreaming | 2018 Artist & copyright: Trevor, Barkindji



Spiritual Country 2018 | Artist & copyright: Trevor, Barkindji




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