Hats off to fascinating artwork

WITH holidays and shopping sprees on offer, designing hats for the races can be a lucrative enterprise, but for Border milliner Bronwyn Cossor it’s purely art.

The Riverina TAFE headwear graduate relishes the chance to turn her sculptural skills into eye-catching works.

“My whole thing is about art, I’m not the serious milliner, I just like to create things,” Ms Cossor said.

“It’s highly competitive because you can win serious prizes, in the last Melbourne Cup in the headwear section there was one that was laser cut, it was amazing.

“But the competitive thing is fraught with disaster and I like the whole thing about creating, just to see what I can do.”

You have the opportunity to see and buy some of Ms Cossor’s work at Turning Heads at the Racecourse, an exhibition of jewellery and headwear at Wodonga’s GIGS gallery.

The works of Kylie Quinlivan, Kristy Swan, Delphine Nicholson, Rebecca Hills and Kylie Maguire are also on show until February 23.

Ms Cossor will speak at a meet-the-artist session at 10am on Saturday, February 22.

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