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The Dax Centre is like no other museum or gallery. It conducts learning programs to promote mental health and wellbeing utilising an archive of over 15,000 items of art created by people with lived experience of mental ill-health or psychological trauma. Named the Cunningham Dax Collection, it is the only heritage-listed art collection in Victoria and one of only three such collections in the world.

Exhibitions are themed to explore aspects of mental (ill) health and emotional wellbeing. The works on display are used to offer greater understanding of these topics through the art, making issues accessible to the community through all stages of schooling and beyond..

The Dax Centre is a learning organisation that conducts rich and active education programs using the Cunningham Dax Collection to augment understanding of mental health issues. They create spaces for exploration of issues surrounding mental ill-health and psychological trauma, thus, aiming to reduce their associated stigma and mystery.

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.

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Price & booking

Cost

Type Entry cost
Indicativeprices
The Dax Centre relies on donations to continue its programs promoting mental health.
$5.00

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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

Memberships:
  • Museums Australia
Accessibility:

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • 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