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Star Weaving Workshop


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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

Cost: Free!

Ages: Everyone!


"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.

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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

In February 2016, Maria partnered with the Queensland Government and together we are making this one million star installation dream a reality as part of the arts and cultural program during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Human Ventures is also on board, helping her to support individuals, groups and Star Weave Communities reach the goal of one millions stars.
Maria is travelling throughout the Commonwealth during 2016/2017 to conduct weaving workshops and connect with communities in the lead up to GC2018.


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

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Where to find us

Ground Floor opposite Jamaica Blue


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