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The Dax Centre

30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052

The Dax Centre is a leader in the use of art to raise awareness and reduce stigma towards mental illness. Through our exhibitions and educational programs we seek to engage, inform and encourage community connections and conversations about mental health.

The Dax Centre houses the Cunningham Dax Collection of over 16,000 artworks created by people with an experience of mental illness and/or psychological trauma. The art includes works on paper, paintings, photographs, poems, textiles, sculpture, journals and digital media. The unique Cunningham Dax Collection is one of the largest of its kind, with only two other similar collections of comparable size and stature in the world.

The Dax Centre is co-located in the University of Melbourne and complements the many other art and cultural programs and collections found there. It is accessible by public transport and there is adequate parking.

Free entry. The Dax Centre relies on donations to continue its programs promoting mental health.

Content: The Dax Centre
Facilities:
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Membership:
  • Museums Australia
Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052

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