Death Cafe profile for Hayley West


Location: Australia

https://www.thedeparture.com.au/

About Hayley West:

Artist currently living in Castlemaine in regional Victoria.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

As an artist working in the public realm, I believe in empowering the community by sharing practical knowledge through exchange and generosity.

The Departure is a transient art space created by artist and death literacy advocate Hayley West in Castlemaine, Central Victoria. 

The Departure is dedicated to death and all that remains; a space to ponder your own mortality, educate yourself on end of life matters, and encounter death themed artworks and events.


Thoughts for sharing:

This interview may be of interest:

https://postmodernpostmortem.com/2017/08/04/the-dead-set-interview-with-artist-hayley-west-of-the-departure/


Contact Hayley West



Hayley West's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Castlemaine

Posted by Hayley West on July 4, 2019, 7:25 p.m.



With Hayley West & Annie Morabito

Aug. 3, 2019, 12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

Free

Hello! We try to keep tickets to 20 people maximum so everyone can hear and engage in the same conversation, so please RSVP to secure a spot!

PLEASE RSVP THRU ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Northcote

Posted by Hayley West on April 28, 2019, 11:51 p.m.



With Hayley West & Annie Morabito

May 26, 2019, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

Free

For a special treat, Annie & I will be heading down the Calder Highway - to Northcote!

We try to keep tickets to 20 people maximum so everyone can hear and engage ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Castlemaine

Posted by Hayley West on Sept. 27, 2018, 10:31 p.m.



With Hayley West & Annie Morabito

Nov. 11, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

Free

Run, Rabbit, Run Cafe is our new venue! Upstairs is a comfortable space, accommodating our Death Cafes free of charge. 

So please come and enjoy the conversation and support a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Bendigo Library

Posted by Hayley West on July 1, 2018, 12:37 a.m.



With Hayley West & Annie Morabito

Aug. 28, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

free event

For this the 6th Death Cafe that Annie and I have hosted, we will be at the Bendigo Library Cafe!

This is a free event, however you will need to ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Castlemaine

Posted by Hayley West on Jan. 14, 2018, 11:40 p.m.



With Hayley West & Annie Morabito

Feb. 4, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

free event

This is the sixth Death Cafe in Castlemaine, Victoria.

The Meeting Room at the Governor's Cafe in the Old Castlemaine Gaol is a comfortable space, accommodating our Death Cafes ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Castlemaine

Posted by Hayley West on Aug. 1, 2017, 5:45 a.m.



With Hayley West & Annie Morabito

Aug. 27, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

free event

This is the fifth Death Cafe in Castlemaine, Victoria and is proud to be part of Dying To Know Day 2017.

The Mess Hall at the Governor's Cafe in ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Castlemaine

Posted by Hayley West on March 28, 2017, 10:29 p.m.



With Hayley West & Annie Morabito

April 23, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

free event

This is the fourth Death Cafe in Castlemaine, Victoria. The Mess Hall at the Governor's Cafe in the Old Castlemaine Gaol is a comfortable space, accommodating our Death Cafes ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Castlemaine

Posted by Hayley West on Sept. 21, 2016, 4:46 a.m.



With David Rigby & Hayley West

Oct. 23, 2016, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

free event

This is the third Death Cafe in Castlemaine. The Mess Room at the Governor's Cafe in the Old Castlemaine Gaol is a comfortable space, accommodating our Death Cafes free ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Castlemaine

Posted by Hayley West on May 11, 2016, 12:21 a.m.



With David Rigby & Hayley West

June 18, 2016, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

free event

This is the second Death Cafe in Castlemaine. The Mess Room at the Governor's Cafe is a new space we hope will accommodate our Death Cafes into the future ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Blue Mountains

Posted by Hayley West on March 28, 2016, 3:43 a.m.



With Hayley West & Kerrie Noonan

April 9, 2016, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (EST)

Free, please RSVP at the Cultural Centre

This Death Cafe is part of the 'Remnants of the dead and demands on the living' exhibition by Hayley West at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 9 April - 15 May ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Blue Mountains

Posted by Hayley West on July 2, 2015, 12:46 a.m.



With Hayley West & Gareth Thomas

Aug. 8, 2015, 12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. (Australia Sydney EST)

FREE

Death Cafe Blue Mountains is running in conjunction with Dying to Know Day - August 8.

D2KDay is an annual day of action in australia dedicated to bringing to life conversations ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Canberra ANA Festival 2015

Posted by Hayley West on March 5, 2015, 7:43 p.m.



With Hayley West

March 14, 2015, 5.30 p.m. - 6.45 p.m. (AEST)

FREE

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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Blue Mountains

Posted by Hayley West on Nov. 21, 2014, 9:38 p.m.



With Kerrie Noonan & Hayley West

Dec. 21, 2014, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (EST)

FREE


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Senegal

Posted by Hayley West on Aug. 15, 2014, 10:42 p.m. 2 comments

 

Death Cafe was well received here in Saint-Louis with those I could explain it to in my broken French! I did find it a little difficult to broach the subject of death with locals as well as find people who could speak good enough English to participate in the Death Cafe.

However on the day we had an enthusiastic contingent of five from Finland, Senegal and Australia all keen to explore death related issues. A particularly interesting discussion revolved around the rituals and beliefs of Muslim burial in Senegal. Much of our discussion was art related, with photography, film and visual art references exploring ways of grieving and ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Senegal

Posted by Hayley West on Aug. 2, 2014, 6:09 a.m.



With Hayley West

Aug. 8, 2014, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time Zone (UTC+00:00) )

No cost

This Death Cafe is being hosted in the fabulous colonial style Hôtel La Résidence.

English will be the predominant language spoken, however French and Wolof speakers are encouraged ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Blue Mountains

Posted by Hayley West on Feb. 16, 2014, 5:08 a.m. 1 comment


This latest Death Cafe was co-hosted by myself (Hayley West) and Kerrie Noonan.

I opened procedings talking about my arts practise and research topic as a Masters candidate - 'The Vestigial: remnants of the dead and demands on the living'. My interest area being what to do with objects and memories left behind when loved ones die. I read a passage from 'Objects of the Dead' by Brisbane writer Margaret Gibson, a fabulous book.

With a few artists present it made for interesting creative talk around arts practises and death related inquiries.

We were also introduced to the 'Shroud Momento' project by Helen Dunne who came up from Sydney ...





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