Lithgow Library’s Contribution to Commonwealth Games Art Installation About to go on Display

Throughout 2016 and early 2017 Lithgow Library patrons worked on creating woven stars for the Million Stars to End Violence project. This project recognizes the effect that violence has on communities and aims to help bring peace, light and hope into the world by weaving stars that form part of an installation for the 2018 Brisbane Commonwealth Games.

Lithgow Library set a goal of creating 1,000 stars to be completed by February 2017. Our dedicated star weavers set to work and spent many hours creating over 1,800 beautiful stars that were hung in the Library before being sent off to Brisbane in May 2017.

 “Thank you to everyone from our community who contributed stars towards this record-breaking installation. It will amaze the world during the Games,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

Coordinator and designer of the project Maryann Talia Pau is thrilled that the target of one million stars has been achieved and said, “Every star and star weaver is special and what an amazing platform for us to send our collective message for global peace to the world.”

Around Australia and 15 other countries, star weavers have contributed to the project to form this amazing collective message for peace. There will be a gathering and live streaming of the lighting of the stars in King George Square Brisbane, on Thursday 29 March 2018 from 5:30pm for a 6pm lighting.
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