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 weave@onemillionstars.net

With love and light, always.

Maryann Talia Pau




The One Million Stars project acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands and waters of Australia and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.



Thank you everyone who has helped to make the 2018 One Million Stars installation a reality. We did it! And it was BEAUTIFUL and POWERFUL! Read more about the installation all the incredible partners and support involved.


The One Million Stars to End Violence is an international weaving project created by Maryann Talia Pau in 2012. 

The installation may be complete, but you are welcome to continue weaving stars if it brings you joy and your communities together. YES!

We understand this project has had a powerful impact for some people. If anyone feels the need for emotional support, please speak with someone you trust or seek professional advice.

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