Thanks to our stars – we reached one million!
After a huge effort from weavers around the world, the One Million Stars to End Violence project has reached its goal of one million stars.
The stars will feature in a spectacular public art installation in Brisbane’s King George Square during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) from 29 March until 15 April 2018.
Project founder Maryann Talia Pau said the project’s success was driven by the community and their desire to inspire peace in the world.
‘‘When I first partnered with the Queensland Government I couldn’t have anticipated the project would be embraced by so many individuals, groups and communities in the creation of one million stars.
‘‘I’m incredibly proud to say we’ve done it. We’ve reached one million,” Maryann said.
From here, the stars will come to life as the Museum of Brisbane work on a design for a spectacular public art installation of one million stars as part of Festival 2018 in the heart of Brisbane CBD.
‘‘For me, it shows just how much we can achieve when we work together to create change and that it inspires a sense of hope, pride and belonging in our communities.
‘‘We know some of the project’s contributors won’t be able to make it to Brisbane to see the installation but they can stay connected via One Million Stars to End Violence social media channels.”
The installation will be on show for everyone to see and will be an integral part of Festival 2018 celebrations occurring during GC2018.
Keep up to date by visiting www.onemillionstars.net and following One Million Stars on social media.