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SMP_8144Working with art in mental health: ethics, storage and display
Thursday 19 February 2015, 9:30am – 1pm
The Dax Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, Genetics Lane off Royal Parade, Melbourne 3010.

Audience: CMMH workers and mental health clinicians who use creative expression and art making in their work with their clients and are interested in learning about the principles of preservation, display and exhibition of the artworks produced.

Join us for this half-day workshop that has been developed in collaboration with Vicserv for mental health workers who use art and art making in their work with clients. The production of such artworks can raise questions related to the ethics of the collection, display, conservation and storage of creative works made by people with an experience of mental illness and psychological trauma. Participants will be introduced to a range of skills and possible solutions related to collecting, conserving, exhibiting and reproducing such artworks.

By the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the skills to preserve the life of artworks.
  • Recognise the issues about copyright and reproduction of artworks.
  • Gain understanding and skills related to developing an exhibition and displaying artworks in an ethical manner.

Key topics

  • Storing, handling and cataloguing artworks
  • Preservation of artworks according to best practice
  • Copyright laws and reproduction issues of artworks
  • Ethical issues related to displaying and exhibiting artworks
  • Principles of exhibition design

Cost $95 (excl. GST)
RSVP by Thursday 12 February
Bookings: [email protected] or T 9035 6258.


Kick Start: VCE Art and Studio Arts

Saturday 21 February, Art: 8:30am –12pm: Studio Arts: 12:30–4pm

The Dax Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, Genetics Lane off Royal Parade, Melbourne 3010.

Audience: VCE students of Art and Studio Arts

Presented in conjunction with Arts Education Victoria (AEV), this workshop will feature presentations by expert teachers and past students with A+ folios. Join us for a guided exploration of the artworks in The Dax Centre gallery, in addition to a behind-the-scenes tour highlighting the industry context of The Dax Centre.

Cost and bookings: Contact AEV [email protected]