Museum of Brisbane

One Million Stars to End Violence

  • Everyday
  • 10am - 5pm
  • Dome Lounge

Join us as we contribute to the One Million Stars to End Violence project by weaving 10,000 stars before July 2017.

One Million Stars to End Violence

One Million Stars to End Violence is a love and peace-filled community project. These beautiful stars are symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism.

Museum of Brisbane is a Star Weave Community which means we have committed to weaving 10,000 stars by July 2017. Help us to reach our goal by visiting the Museum and weaving stars while relaxing in our Dome Lounge weaving a star. These stars will be featured in an installation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

What is One Million Stars?
The One Million Stars to End Violence project was started by Maryann Talia Pau, a weaving artist currently based in Brisbane.
The One Million Stars project offers a hopeful and uplifting way for people to talk about the overwhelming human crisis that is violence. Through weaving stars, with others or by ourselves, we keep the conversation of dealing with violence in our communities alive and active.

The short term goal is to weave one million stars for an installation during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), in partnership with the GC2018 arts and cultural program. The long term goal is to be light and courage for each other and not act violently with our words and actions, but with passion and generosity.

What is a Star Weave Community?
A Star Weave Community is a group of people in a town, suburb or organisation who commit to weaving 10,000 stars by July 2017. There are a large number of Star Weave Communities in Brisbane including Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Council libraries and some schools.

To find out more visit www.onemillionstars.net