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The Art of Incarceration

Queensland Premiere | Australia | Social Justice

An uncompromising insight into the quest for cultural identity and spiritual healing as Indigenous prisoners prepare for the annual Confined exhibition and life on the outside.

Seen through the eyes of Indigenous prisoners at Victoria’s Fulham Correctional Centre, The Art Of Incarceration explores how art and culture can empower First Nations people to transcend their unjust cycles of imprisonment. This narrative documentary humanises the over-representation of Indigenous Australians within the prison system and provides an insight into the inmate’s quest for cultural identity.

Director Alex Siddons collaborated with Indigenous artist Robby Wirramanda and Indigenous Elder Christopher Austin to tell the story of art and healing inside prison. 

Join the filmmakers for a Q&A after the film.

Director: Alex Siddons
Cast: Narrated by Uncle Jack Charles, with Robby Wirramanda, Christopher Austin
Duration: 80 mins
Rating: Unclassified 18+ 
Country: Australia
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this film contains images and voices of people who have died.

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Saturday 17 April, 12.45pm – Theatre 1, HOTA Home of the Arts

Tickets: $17 adults, $14 concession


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