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This Art Gallery Celebrates Death

As Sylvia Plath stated in her poem “Lady Lazarus:” “Dying / Is an art, like everything else.”

Founded in 2017 by contemporary artist Hayley West, the Departure is a studio, gallery, and shop dedicated to death. It’s one of the many studios and businesses located at the Mill Castlemaine, a grounds for local vendors about 90 minutes from Melbourne in the Goldfields region of Victoria.

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