Stars of solidarity to shine
The light of a million stars from countries across the Commonwealth will shine on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
In the first cultural and community collaboration for the GC2018, the One Million Stars to End Violence project—which invites people across the globe to weave stars—will deliver a powerful message about ending all forms of violence though an art installation at the Games.
Founding artist Maryann Talia Pau will be visiting and hosting weaving workshops in communities across the Commonwealth, and anyone can get involved to help weave one million stars by July 2017 for inclusion in the installation. Each star is a symbol of light, courage and solidarity, and is woven as a statement to end all forms of violence.
Watch the video to learn how to weave a star or visit the website to find out more on how you can be involved.
The project was first launched by Maryann in 2012 in response to the escalating occurrence of racial and domestic violence and violence against women in Australia. The installation for GC2018 will be a collective statement for ending all forms of violence and will show how much can be achieved when we work together as a community.