It's happening... by Hayley West

As I'm setting up shop, I'll be posting images regularly to Instagram @the.departure  

The Departure works as my studio, a gallery and a shop dedicated to death. As well as a practising artist I am a keen death literacy advocate with an interest in natural burial. I am a member of the Natural Death Advocacy Network and co-host Death Cafes here in Castlemaine.

For those out of town or across the world, Castlemaine is a small country town 90 minutes from Melbourne in the goldfields region of central Victoria in Australia. The Departure is a physical shop located in the highly visited tourist precinct at The Mill

The Departure is due to be launched during the Castlemaine State Festival 17-26 March, 2017.

And thanks Gavin from Chops For Tea for creating my fabulous logo, it was a really enjoyable collaborative process :)

Wish me luck! x Hayley