The regions communities have expressed a great desire to have these Millinery Workshops tour the region for a second time after a successful string of workshops in 2014. So The Hats Off to Outback Women Tour is back!
The project engages rural women in the skills of hat-making, bringing our communities an exciting new artistic opportunity. Supported by Catholic Healthcare through the Federal Government Drought Assistance Program, the project aims to raise awareness about mental health through positive and creative engagement.
From 14 April 2015, Internationally renowned milliner and advocate for mental health, Waltraud Reiner, will return to the Outback Arts region. Here she will run two day workshops in 10 different towns, doubling the amount of workshops provided last year.
At each town, Waltraud will deliver an evening talk open to all community members to reflect on her personal struggle and story and talk about overcoming adversity through her creative skills.
Accordingto Waltraud, hats are more than just a shelter for the head they are a powerful means of self expression.
The ten communities that will be visited and dates this year are as follows.
Nymagee: 14th-15th April, Nymagee Commnity Hall
Cobar: 16th-17th April, Cobar Bowling and Golf Club
Louth: 20th-21st April, The Louth Tennis Club
Enngonia: 22nd-23rd April, Enngonia CWA Hall
Walgett: 26th-27th April, The Showground Pavillion
Rowena: 28th-29th April, The Rowena Hall
Coonamble: 30th April-1st May, Outback Arts Gallery
Warren: 3rd-4th May, The Anglican Hall
Carinda: 5th-6th May, The Carinda Hall
Coonabarabran: 8th-9th May, The Purlewaugh Hall
We have had an overwhelming number of participants book in for the workshops this year so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to attend any of the above dates at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6822 2484.