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Hayley West


Artist and death literacy advocate Hayley West is located in Castlemaine, Central Victoria. Hayley co-hosts Death Cafes in her community and has recently been appointed to the board of the Castlemaine Cemetery Trust.

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.

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.

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