The First Nations Experience of Pentridge Prison – Tour with Chris Austin

31 Aug 2024 ‐

31 Aug 2024

11:30 am ‐ 1:00 pm

General Public: $45
Concession: $40

National Trust Members: $40

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.

The tour will explore 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.

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.

Pre-bookings are highly recommended.

About Chris Austin

Chris is a Keerraaywoorrong man from the Gunditjmara Nation of south western Victoria. Chris is immensely proud of his culture and has found creating art and sharing stories has given him direction in his life. Chris believes that through creating art he is sharing his stories and passing it on to the younger generations.

Chris was featured in the documentary The Art of Incarceration that won the Best Australian Documentary at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.

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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