Through the medium of hats, we aim to reach out and connect people with others and with themselves. Through our classes and tours, 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.
In 2010, our rural workshops were the subject of a documentary film called 'Hats Off to Farming Women'. It focused on a workshop in Coleambally, NSW, sponsored by South West Arts.
It was opportunities like this that inspired Waltraud to launch the Hatmobile as an ongoing project two years later.