in February 2016, I partnered with the Queensland Government collecting stars from over 15 countries including Samoa, Cook Islands, Canada, England, Kenya, Barbados, Fiji, New Zealand, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Scotland, Tonga, Nigeria and Australia and hundreds of thousands of star weavers including schools, workplaces, faith communities, athletes, libraries, Refugee and LGBTQI plus communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island groups, men, women, children from all backgrounds and abilities.
Together we connected communities around the Commonwealth and the world to make one million stars for a major temporary public art installation as part of Festival 2018 during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
The One Million Stars installation was designed and installed in early 2018 by the Museum of Brisbane, in King George Square, Brisbane City from Thursday 29 March to Sunday 15 April 2018 as part of Festival 2018 during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (2018). The installation was a beautiful, powerful demonstration there there is still lots of love, care and respect in the world and that we can achieve impossible things when we have courage and work together.
If you would like to learn how to weave stars or continue weaving them for personal joy or as a community project, please do so. More details are on the Weave A Star page.
For any other questions, please email Maryann at
With love and light, always.
Maryann Talia Pau