What’s On

The Dax Centre has a vibrant program of activities. Many of the programs devised by The Dax Centre explore ideas raised by The Dax Centre’s exhibitions.

The Dax Centre’s mounts four exhibitions per year including a semi-permanent exhibition of highlights from the Cunningham Dax Collection, as well as three temporary exhibitions that showcase solo artists, important themes and new acquisitions.

The Dax Centre has a successful touring exhibition program with at least three regional venues visited each year in Victoria. The Dax Centre’s international recognition has led to invitations to send exhibitions overseas, including France, Japan and, more recently, the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC.

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Nite Art

Wednesday 23 July, 6–11pm, The Dax Centre Gallery, Kenneth Myer Building.
8pm: introduction to The Dax Centre
9pm: guided tour of Healing Ways: Art with Intent
Cost: gold coin donation

The Dax Centre is offering two curator talks as part of Nite Art, an annual event that sees Melbourne’s galleries and museums open until 11pm.

Nite Art Flyer

Poetry Collection Poetry on identity

This event will investigate ideas of identity and belonging through poetry and other writing. Exploring themes of Indigenous identity, migration, cultural displacement, female identity and the effects of the life cycle, the evening will enliven students, educators and the broader public’s understanding of belonging. It is suitable for audiences interested in poetry and, particularly, for secondary, school students and educators. The presentation will interrogate the factors that contribute to our sense of self and how we gain an an appreciation of family and culture.

Featuring acclaimed writes Dr Mammad Aida-ni, Dr Tony Birch, Elizabeth Campbell, Leanne Hall, Alex Skovron and chaired by Jennifer Harrison, The Dax Centre Poetry Collection Manager.

Download the Poetry flier here

For all costs and bookings, please see below.

Professional Development Kopi:

Building an intercultural understanding of grief and loss
Wednesday 17 September, 10am–4pm and Thursday 18 September, 10am–1pm
For all costs and bookings, please see below.
Audience: mental health professionals, arts therapists, artists

Join artists Maree Clarke and Robyne Latham in an art-making workshop that explores a traditional mourning process of creating clay head wear (Kopi) to support a deepened understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Symposium Healing Ways: Art with Intent

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September, Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building. For all costs and bookings, please see below.

Artists, project workers, arts therapists, mental health practitioners, community leaders and scholars are invited to explore the role of art in promoting healing and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal communities.

All events are held at The Dax Centre unless otherwise stated. For more information or visit the Healing Ways website.

Early Bird deadline: 17th of July 2014 


Event Ticketing

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Symposium Healing Ways: Art with Intent

Symposium (19 and 20 September 2014 Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne)

Artists, project workers, arts therapists, mental health practitioners, community leaders and scholars are invited to explore the role of art in promoting healing and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal communities.

Please provide the number of full price tickets you wish to purchase.
Please provide the number of community worker tickets you wish to purchase.
Please provide evidence of concession status on event day.
Please provide the number of full price tickets you wish to purchase.
Please provide the number of community worker tickets you wish to purchase.
Please provide evidence of concession status on event day.
Please provide the number of full price tickets you wish to purchase.
Please provide the number of community worker tickets you wish to purchase.
Please provide evidence of concession status on event day.

Educational Guided Tour

Thursday 14 August, 4.30pm - 5.30pm, The Dax Centre

A guided tour by education and curatorial staff will be available to students and teachers of English, Art and Psychology focusing on issues of identity and creative expression.

Please provide the total number of tickets you wish to purchase.
Please provide the total number of tickets you wish to purchase.

Poetry Collection: Poetry on identity

Thursday 14 August, 6–8pm, The Dax Centre

Featuring acclaimed writers Tony Birch, Elizabeth Campbell, Alex Skovron and Leanne Hall to explore ideas of identity and belonging through poetry. Chaired by Jennifer Harrison, The Dax Poetry Collection Manager.

Please provide the total number of tickets you wish to purchase.

Professional Development Kopi: Building an Intercultural Understanding of Grief and Loss

Wednesday 17 September, 10am–4pm and Thursday 18 September, 10am–1pm The Dax Centre

Join artists Maree Clarke and Robyne Latham in an art-making workshop that explores a traditional mourning process of creating clay head ware (Kopi) to support a deepened understanding of Aboriginal culture.

This event is limited to 15 places in total!

Please provide the total number of full price tickets you wish to purchase.
Please provide evidence of concession status on event day.

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