About the Dax Centre

Find out more about The Dax Centre and how art making supports people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Introducing The Dax Centre

Introducing some of our artists

Listen to some our artists share their experience.

The Dax Centre

The Dax Centre is a leader in the use of art to raise awareness and reduce stigma towards mental illness. Through our exhibitions and educational programs we seek to engage, inform and encourage community connections and conversations about mental health.

Our Origins

The Dax Centre houses the Cunningham Dax Collection of over 16,000 artworks created by people with an experience of mental illness and/or psychological trauma. The art includes works on paper, paintings, photographs, poems, textiles, sculpture, journals and digital media. The unique Cunningham Dax Collection is one of the largest of its kind, with only two other similar collections of comparable size and stature in the world.