16 November 2013, 1.00 - 3.00pm
Monash University Museum of Art
The Pacific Women's Weaving Circle is hosting a Million Stars to End Violence weaving workshop at MUMA. Everyone is welcome to join the group and learn how to weave as part of this international weaving project that will culminate in an installation at The Big Design Market in December 2013.
Brunswick based artist and weaver Maryann Talia Pau was inspired to initiate the Million Stars to End Violence project by the words of Martin Luther King Jr: “Returning hate for hate only multiplies hate, adding more darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.”
The quote resonated for Pau in the days after the rape and murder of Jill Meagher in September 2012, and the response of the local Brunswick community. Pau began weaving stars as a symbol of light and courage to end violence and has invited others to join her. Pau has been running free monthly star weaving workshops for the last year with the help of local artists, colleagues and friends.
You are invited to join this ever-growing project, learn from expert weavers and make your own star. The Million Stars to End Violence project – including stars woven at the MUMA workshop – will be installed at The Big Design Market, the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton 6-8 December 2013.
Materials: Scissors and some star weaving materials provided. Bring your own ribbon.
For further information or to organise your own Weave Jam visit: http://www.onemillionstars.net/