Learning at The Dax Centre

The Dax Centre’s education programs explore the life storiesartworks and creative practice of artists and creatives who have a lived experience of mental health issues and/or psychological trauma.  

Our education programs break down the stigma around mental health issues and lead to a greater understanding of how mental health impacts people’s lives and the role of art and creativity in leading a fulfilling and mentally healthy life.

"The advocate and gallery provides our rural students with a very important message that mental health issues are not rare and should be talked about." - Secondary School Teacher, 2019

Secondary School students

Supporting many curriculum areas and capabilities, all Education Programs offered at The Dax Centre provide a safe and supportive environment in which students can engage in discussion and activities promoting mental health and wellbeing through art.

Tertiary students (undergraduate and postgraduate)

The Dax Education Tertiary Program offers tailored tours within a multidimensional framework through which to view the artworks.  These programs are run for undergraduate and postgraduate students in health care, humanities and the arts with clear curriculum links. The tours range from 1 – 1.5 hours and include a guided tour of the gallery.

Community & corporate groups

Guided group tours for corporate and community groups are available Monday - Friday. Our 1 hour or 2 hour group tours are perfect as part of a team building day, as a community group activity or as part of your next event.

To learn more and enquire about Guided Group Tours please head to our Guided Tours page

To learn more about holding your event at The Dax Centre please head to our Venue Hire page

To find out about upcoming exhibition openings and public programs please click the 'What's On' button below.

"The craft space was fantastic! The students were surprised how many support services there were. You've made a big difference in giving students self-care strategies. Thank you!" - secondary school teacher 2020

All Education Programs offered at The Dax Centre provide a safe and supportive environment in which students can engage in discussion and activities promoting mental health and wellbeing.

"We have a large cohort of students who have mental illness. The students seem to have felt understood in a safe environment." - Secondary school teacher, 2019

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30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9349 2538 


Wednesday to Friday
11.00am to 3.30pm

Other times by appointment

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The Dax Centre acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional custodians of the land on which it operates. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and value the rich history, unbroken culture and ongoing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to country. The Dax Centre values diversity. We are committed to proving a safe, culturally appropriate, and inclusive service for all people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, disability, sexuality, or gender identity.

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SANE is a public company limited by guarantee and registered tax-exempt charity with DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status.

Charity ABN 92 006 533 606. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. SANE, PO Box 1226, Carlton VIC 3053.