The Dax Centre’s Public Programs are a vital part of the Centre’s engagement with audiences, fostering a greater awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing using art through creative and innovative programs. Using diverse and innovative programs, new and existing audiences can participate in onsite, offsite and website programs that engage, inspire, educate and enhance well informed public discussion. The programs are varied and topical and are developed to meet the needs of a broad range of audiences and provide memorable and stimulating experiences.

The Dax Centre’s Public Programs endeavour to build a national and international reputation for high quality research and be at the fore of museological practices. The programs are presented by experts in their fields and are aligned closely with the Centre’s Exhibition program. Public Programs can be formal and informal and may include panel and public talks, forums, film screenings, performances and artist talks. The Dax Centre also seeks active partnerships when developing its programs with aligned public and cultural institutions, non-government organisations, community organisations and agencies.

If you are interested in knowing more about the current Public Programs please go to What’s On

Public Programs Coming Up

Peter Blenkiron- Putting The Pieces Of The Self Back Together One Moment At A Time

June 30 - July 21

Ballarat child abuse survivor and advocate Peter Blenkiron, has described himself as a damaged man, working full time to find healing from the abuse suffered at the hands of a St Patrick’s College Christian Brother when he was 11 years old. Peter, a former electrician, has spent over a decade working on rewiring the remnants of his Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affected brain.