Through the medium of hats, we aim to reach out and connect people with others and with themselves. Through our workshops, we aim to aid emotional well-being by providing space, skill and opportunity for people to express their feelings through colour, texture and shape.
Art can be a powerful form of emotional therapy, and we believe that the hat is the art of the HeArT.
Waltraud Reiner and her Hatmobile Audrey are back for 2018!
Come along and learn the basics of millinery and the power of positive psychology and creative engagement.
COME-BY-CHANCE: Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th July
COLLARENEBRI: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th July
‘YERANBAH’ (50km north of Lightning Ridge): Sunday 8th & Monday 9th
BREWARRINA: Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th
BOURKE: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th
COBAR: Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th
THE MARRA: Thursday 19th & Friday 20th
NEVERTIRE: Sunday 22nd & Monday 23rd
COONAMBLE: Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th
For all bookings please contact Outback Arts on 02 6822 2484.
Connecting Yarns // Waltraud Reiner and Outback Arts communities
2.7.18 – 30.7.18 // Opening 25.7.18
As part of the 2017 Hats Off tour, the seven remote communities visited contributed to a collective weaving, weaving in their personal effects and stories. Waltraud also knitted some hats as she travelled; reflecting on the people she had met, that have touched her and the feeling she gets from the vast outback landscapes. You the viewer might stand in front of it, or even try it on. It is up to you to breathe a new life into it and give your own meaning to the colour, shape and pattern, because we all wear our hats differently. It’s for you to make it your own.
Exhibition showing in the Outback Arts Gallery from 2 – 30 of July with an opening event and artist talk on Wednesday 25 of July.