First Nations led tour of Pentridge Prison’s former B Division

1 Jun 2024 ‐

01 Jun 2024

10:30 am ‐ 12:00 pm

$45 Adult
$40 Concession
$40 NTAV members

A unique opportunity as part of National Reconciliation Week to learn about the First Nations experience of incarceration at HM Prison Pentridge.

The Torch artist and Keerraaywoorrong man, Chris Austin will lead this talk and tour reflecting on how his art has been deeply influenced and informed by his own time spent behind the bluestone walls of Pentridge. Pentridge Prison Tours commissioned work from Chris Austin for both the Warder’s Residence and B-Division, and Chris’s personal and authentic storytelling is integral to the Pentridge Prison Tours experience.

The tour will commence in B-Division and alongside a National Trust guide, Chris will talk about his experience as an inmate at Pentridge and how he came to use art to express the culture of First Nations people and their experience of incarceration.

Following the tour, Chris will be showing a live painting of a new masterpiece with the opportunity for Q&A.

The B-Division tour runs at 10:30am-12pm followed by the live painting in Warders starting from 12:30pm.

Pre-bookings are highly recommended.

This event is being held as part of National Reconciliation Week

Plan your visit

Pentridge Prison


1 Champ Street, Coburg VIC

What we offer:

3-hours complimentary parking is available under the Pentridge Shopping Centre.

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