Future Exhibitions


FromTheFire_ExhibFrom The Fire
27 May – 30 October 2015

From The Fire brings together a selection of artworks made by people who experienced the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. This exhibition captures the destruction wraught by the fires and the emotional aftermath, with a focus on the psychological impacts of such trauma.
These artworks embody the physical and mental mechanisms of survival of the artists, which has been intimately connected to the changing landscape and the rebuilding of their lives and communities. From The Fire features the artwork of a number of professional artists working across a range of media, as well as artworks made by children from Yarra Glen Primary School in the weeks, months and years following the fires.


Afterburn Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday 11 June, 6pm, Kenneth Myer Auditorium.

A screening of Afterburn followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion chaired by Grace Moore including film maker Moira Fahy, Alex Lambert, Tom Griffiths, Ruth Wraith and others.

* Presented in partnership with The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne.

Full program guide (pdf)
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Nite Art
Thursday 23 July, 5pm till late.

Nite Art- showcasing Melbourne cultural treasures with performances by artist and poets Sandy Jeffs and Graeme Doyle.

Professional Development: Teachers and Professionals
Friday 14 August, 9:30am – 4pm.

Workshop exploring creative and therapeutic approaches to working with students, teachers and school communities in bushfire affected areas.

* Presented in partnership with The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne.

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Professional Development: Arts Therapy
Thursday 3 September, 4–7pm.

A workshop exploring the psychological effects of trauma through a blend of theory, experiential learning and active engagement with the exhibition

From The Fire. Facilitated by Arts therapist Janine Brophy-Dixon.
* Presented in partnership with VICSERV.

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For more information about the programs please email [email protected] or T 9035 6258.

All events are held at The Dax Centre unless otherwise stated.