The Dax Centre, Melbourne

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#42 of 45 in Museums in Melbourne
The Dax Centre houses the Cunningham Dax Collection - a collection of over 15,000 works created by people with experience of mental illness or trauma.

We use the Collection to raise community awareness about mental illness.

The Dax Centre not only exhibits the artworks, but offers a range of innovative programs for children, young adults, professionals and the community. These are designed to educate, build empathy and understanding, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The reduction of stigma dismantles the obstacles to people seeking help.
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  • Found my way to this spot within Melbourne University only to find it closed. Several other university museums were either not accessible to the public or had nothing on display. Others were open and ...  more »
  • The melbourne university has a great array of attractions. Personally this moving and thought provoking gallery is one of my favourites  more »
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  • The Dax Centre conducts programs that utilise the Cunningham Dax Collection. The Dax Centre uses this Collection as the centrepiece of exhibitions and learning programs for students at all levels, as well as for the community at large. The Centre also conducts specially directed projects in order to promote mental wellbeing. Our staff works closely with artists and communities who contribute their work and life stories to the Cunningham Dax Collection. The Centre partners and collaborates with organisations that share a common interest in improving mental health and promoting mental wellbeing by increasing understanding of mental illness and psychological trauma.
  • A unique and powerful collection of mixed media art, worth a visit.
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