Calling all artists!

Are you an artist who likes to draw or paint? Read on to learn more about this opportunity at The Dax Centre.

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for an artist to paint or draw live as part of an upcoming University of Melbourne event, 'Lonely no more: Unveiling Australia’s silent struggle.'

Event details

Date: Tuesday 14 November

Time: 6.00 - 7.15pm

Location: The Dax Centre, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville

Event: ‘Lonely no more: Unveiling Australia’s silent struggle’ is a partnership between the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, Friends for Good, and Meaningful Ageing Australia. Visit the link to learn more about the event.

Activity: The artist would be required to paint or draw live on stage in response to the panel discussion that is happening at the same time, for approximately 30 minutes – 1 hour. The theme for the evening is ‘Lonely no more: Unveiling Australia’s silent struggle’.


The artist will be paid for 3 hours of their time on the night to create the artwork and a fee for the artwork that will be agreed upon in advance. We will discuss details for the artwork, what is to be done with the artwork when it is completed and the fee for the artwork, with shortlisted artists.


To be eligible for this opportunity, applicants must:

  • Be experienced with painting or drawing
  • Be comfortable painting or drawing live on stage
  • Be available for the date and time outlined above
  • Have an ABN
  • Identify as having a lived or living experience of mental health issues and/or psychological trauma

How to apply

To apply, please send through a current artist bio and some examples of recent work to the Dax Centre by 5.00pm Friday 29 September. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 20 October.