News from The Dax Centre

Situated on the University of Melbourne grounds, The Dax Centre provides University students and staff, as well as the general public, with access to the Cunningham Dax Collection of art created by individuals who have experienced mental health issues.

The Centre works closely with artists and communities who contribute their work and life stories to the Cunningham Dax Collection. The Centre also partners and collaborates with organisations that share a common interest in improving mental health and promoting mental well being by increasing understanding of mental illness and psychological trauma.

As of 1 July 2018 The Dax Centre will merge with SANE Australia, a national mental health charity working to support those affected by complex mental illness, with Charmaine Smith to take up the position as new Head of the Centre. This merger confirms the future of The Dax Centre ensuring that it remains a valuable resource for the University community and wider public to access.

Image: The Dax Centre exhibition gallery