One Million Stars
8 Mar - 24 May
Star Weaving Workshop
Empower women this Mother's Day at the free Star Weaving Workshop for the One Million Stars to End Violence Project.
'One Million Stars to End Violence' is a peaceful global weaving project that engages communities in a conversation about ending all forms of violence.
Join the BASEArts Mackay Project, in conjunction with the Queensland Government, Mackay Regional Council and Caneland Central, in creating stars to end violence.
When: Every Wednesday, until 26 April 2017
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Ground floor, opposite Jamaica Blue
"One million stars represents how monumental the task of ending violence is and that everyone needs to participate to end all forms of violence. Each star represents a person’s commitment to practise light, hope, courage and solidarity and the one million star installation will be a peaceful statement against all forms of violence in our communities."
- Maryann Talia Pau - Founder of One Million Stars, Artist, Lover and Super Weaver
Click here for steps on how to weave a star!
One Million Star Installation at Caneland Central
The stars you create will be joined together to rise up as a phoenix that sores over Caneland Central's Centre Court. The phoenix represents new life, rising out of the darkness and into the light.
About the One Million Stars to End Violence project
One Million Stars to End Violence is a peaceful global weaving project that engages communities in a conversation about ending all forms of violence. Maryann Talia Pau started One Million Stars to End Violence in 2012 as a personal response to the rape and murder of a young woman in her community.
It was a difficult time for their community and Maria was moved by people’s kindness and compassion and by Dr Martin Luther King Jnr’s words of being light and love in the world. She sent a message out on Facebook and invited the world to join her in weaving stars with the hope of creating an installation of one million stars by 2018
Part of the vision of the Commonwealth Games Federation is to build peaceful and sustainable communities globally. As part of the Games, Festival 2018 aims to provide opportunities for communities to participate in the Games even if they can’t make it along to the sporting event. One Million Stars is the perfect way to be part of this event by weaving and submitting stars to be featured in the installation which will be amazing.
The One Million Stars Project is a project of the Embracing 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games Legacy Program and was initiated in the region by the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Embracing 2018 Working Group coordinated by the Queensland Government. Mackay and Isaac Regional Councils are members of this working group and have been the driving force in establishing and supporting weaving communities.
To find out more about the One Million Stars project visit www.onemillionstars.net