Elizabeth Bach Caboolture Artist
The Hats series came about after spending time in the country towns and seeing the way the hats were changed into different styles depending on the owner, and the occasion. As well as protecting the wearer, they have many different uses from holding water to fanning the fire, and this sturdy long wearing hat is an ideal subject to be explored.

These wide brimmed hats are worn by both farmers and townsfolk as a protection from sun and rain, and have become an icon and a part of the Australian culture. The Akubra has even become an important part of the Australian national uniform. Different styles of hats are chosen by their wearers and, after a while, the hats take on distinctive shapes echoing the personality of the wearer. As the Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry points out our choice of dress shows the tribe you belong to. Along with wanting to conform, each of us wants a slight difference to show our individuality as an attempt to escape the tribe.
 
   
Black Hats

Black Hats
 
Country Hats

Country Hats

Flash Hats

Flash Hats
Hats

Hats
 
Market Hats

Market Hats
 
Rodeo Hats

Rodeo Hats
 
Sale Yard Hats

Sale Yard Hats
 
Work Hats

Work Hats
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