Over the past five weeks, 26 incredible volunteers have been holding regular star weaving workshops at Myer Melbourne to support the 1 Million Stars to End Violence Project. This week we’re proud to unveil a beautiful window installation in Bourke Street Mall that not only celebrates the project but also showcases over one thousand stars that have been weaved in the workshops held in our store.
The window, which was installed to support and coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th, depicts a woman crying over the city of Melbourne. It acknowledges and mourns for the women who are suffering as a result of the violence that is happening in and around the city. It is also a call to action, encouraging people to choose peace and love over violence.
In collaboration with Myer, well known and talented artist Kerrie Hess provided the stunning illustrations for the window.
“I was thrilled to be asked by Myer to illustrate for this amazing project to end violence. It’s been a wonderful project to work on and I feel very honoured to have been involved” she said.
A grand total of 4,282 stars have been woven for the project at the Myer Melbourne City Store and we encourage you to come in to see the beautiful window and star installations in store. For more information on how you can get involved in Maryann Talia Pau’s project, visit www.onemillionstars.net.