The Dax Centre

From the exhibition 'Stigma: dismantled, revealed', 15 Feb – 7 June 2019

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

The Dax Centre includes a gallery space, education programs and also houses the Cunningham Dax Collection.  In our Dax Centre Gallery we have an annual program of art exhibitions featuring works from the collection, new works specifically commissioned for our gallery and host touring exhibitions. 

All of the works are created by people with a lived experience, and exhibitions are created to improve understanding and reduce stigma towards mental health issues.


Permanent Collection

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

Find out more - https://www.daxcentre.org/collection/

getting to the gallery

The Dax Centre is situated on the ground floor of the Melbourne Brain Centre at 30 Royal Parade in the Kenneth Myer Building of the University of Melbourne.

By Public Transport
Take Number 19 Tram from Elizabeth Street, City and get off at Stop 11.

The Dax Centre is immediately across Royal Parade from the tram stop.

By Car
The Dax Centre is on the west side of Royal Parade, Melbourne near Grattan Street.

Metered parking is available on Royal Parade.

The Kenneth Myer Building has underground parking with fees of $12.50 for four hours or $25 all day to midnight.

Private Bus Parking is available at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne.

No photography is allowed without prior arrangement with The Dax Centre.

The Dax Centre is wheelchair accessible

Image: From the exhibition Stigma: dismantled, revealed, 15 Feb – 7 June 2019.

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
T: +61 3 9035 6610
E: info@daxcentre.org
W: daxcentre.org

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday, every last of the month, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Closed public holidays
Entry is Free

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.