Hosted by Hayley West


March 14, 2015

Start time:

5:30 p.m. (AEST)

End time:

6:45 p.m. (AEST)


Apartment G07

Kendall Lane

New Acton







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About this Death Cafe

For the Art Not Apart Festival 2015, Hayley will host two initiatives in a split-level apartment:

Upstairs, I Remember You invites viewers to engage with her one-on-one. Upon entering the space you will lie down on a cooling bed. While on this death bed, you are asked to contemplate an object/s that you will leave for someone once you are dead. Take a selfie and post #irememberyou alongside a hashtag of your object and who it will be left to, for example:
  #irememberyou #goldring #Ramona
  #irememberyou #ProHartPainting #anyone

Downstairs, A Death Cafe will serve biscuits, tea and conversation about death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. It's no small matter and no small movement. To date 15457 Death Cafes have popped up around the world. 

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group downstairs, and upstairs will be a death bed for one-on-one expereinces with Hayley and her cooling bed. Don't be scared, it's an uplifting experience. 

Hayley believes that acknowledging death and grief through a contemporary platform can only assist in spreading the word on death literacy.

A reservation system with Eventbrite will accept free bookings shortly. 

(NB: There will be two Death Café sessions during the day -  1:30-2:45pm & 5:30-6:45pm)

About Hayley West

My current research directly relates to a lived awareness of death and memorial. I work with soft sculptural forms, new media (with performative elements) and installation. I am currently a Masters by Research candidate with an Australian Post-Graduate Award (APA) scholarship, and am also involved in the Death Café movement, hosting Death Cafés in the Blue Mountains.

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