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Hayley West

Artist in Blue Mountains Australia

My current research directly relates to a lived awareness of death and memorial. I work with soft sculptural forms, performance and installation. I am currently a Masters by Research candidate with an Australian Post-Graduate Award scholarship, and am also involved in the Green Burial and Death Café movement.

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Death Cafe

@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Hayley West introduces the discussion group Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! There is rarely discussion about post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to think about all post-life possibilities, which she has learned from Death Cafe talks.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 23, 2014.

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The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.

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Blue Mountains @ The Carrington
Feb 06, 2015