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Hayley West

Castlemaine, VIC, 3450
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Artist and death literacy advocate Hayley West is located in Castlemaine in Central Victoria. Hayley co-hosts Death Cafes, has a weekly radio show DEAD AIR on 94.9 MainFM, is on the board of the Castlemaine Cemetery Trust and a member of NDAN.

As an artist working in the public realm, Hayley believes in empowering the community by sharing practical knowledge through exchange and generosity. Her practice spans over 15 years of research, exhibitions and international residencies.

The Departure (currently transient) is Hayley’s studio and advocacy space where the public can ponder their own mortality, educate themselves on end of life matters, and encounter death themed artworks and events.

Hayley's visual arts practice relates to a lived awareness of death and memorial; working with sculpture, video, performance and installation. Her research explores the realities of grief through personal experiences and artistic practice, focusing on the inevitability of one's own death and the impact on those remaining.

Hayley can be contacted regarding art related commissions such as bespoke ceramic ashes urns. She can also recommend other artists working in the realm of death and give advice on running a Death Cafe in your community.

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