The One Million Stars to End Violence Project

The One Million Stars to End Violence Project

Gallery: BRAG

Exhibiting Space: The Vault

Gallery: BRAG

Exhibiting Space: BRAG

Dates: 23 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017

Artist/s: Maryann Talia Pau, Bundaberg Regional Galleries, Bundaberg Spinners and Weavers

Across summer, across town, across the region Bundaberg Regional Galleries, it’s volunteers, visitors and the Bundaberg Spinners and Weavers group have been weaving stars to contribute not just to a local display, but to a much larger installation at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games as part of the One Million Stars to End Violence Project.

Come into The Vault and see the beautiful display and weave your own star while you pause and contemplate the 10,000 or more women and children who live with violence.

Events

Exhibition Opening

Friday 24 March | 5:30pm

The Vault | BRAG

Community Star Weave Jam

Thursday 6 April | 10:am to 3:00pm

Gallery One | BRAG

Both events are free and all are welcome

About the Project

The One Million Stars project began in Brunswick, Victoria in 2012 as Samoan-Australian artist Maryann Talia Pau’s personal response to the rape and murder of a local woman, Jill Meagher.

MillionStars-stacked-red-posSince then, it has grown into an international weaving movement that has spread throughout Australia and overseas. Maryann Talia Pau is a practising weaver, artist and designer with a focus on Pasifika crafts, bling and material culture. In 2017 Bundaberg Regional Galleries, the Bundaberg Spinners and Weavers and many other community groups are collaborating to become a “star weave community”, running weaving activities around the region. The goal is to weave 10 000 stars eight-pointed stars to contribute to  an installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Bundaberg region’s stars will be installed in The Vault at BRAG, as well as in other locations through the community,  as part of the One Million stars project.

 

 

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