The Departure


The Departure is (currently) a transient art space created by artist and death literacy advocate Hayley West.  

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.

The Departure believes in empowering the community by sharing practical knowledge through exchange and generosity.

change of hours - sort of & sometimes

Responses from the Arts community, Deathie networks worldwide and the unsuspecting public have been fantastic, I thank all my followers from the bottom of my heart!

Unfortunately with the recent Council rates increase, The Departure has become a little unsustainable, so I have had to urgently find other employment to keep The Departure operating.

I've taken up a casual fill-in position with the Goldfields Libraries, and so there may be days that I cannot be in The Departure on the days I have advertised I am open.

I will let you know if this happens on the Instagram account and Facebook page.

I apologise to anyone who comes in expecting it to be open and I'm not in. The Mill Castlemaine has some other great businesses on site to enjoy.




All ideas & images on this site are protected under the Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.