Star Weaving Jam
Weave a star, start a conversation. Join artist and disability rights activist Larissa McFarlane to weave one million stars and take a stand against violence towards women. The One Million Stars to End Violence Project raises awareness about domestic violence. All stars will feature in a large-scale exhibition in the Gold Coast by artist Maryann Talia Pau.
WHEN: Tuesday 20 June, 5pm – 7pm and Saturday 24 June, 11am – 1pm
VENUE: FCAC foyer
COST: FREE (This is a drop-in event)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
A printmaker and paste-up artist exploring the mediums of etchings, collagraphs, linocuts and monoprints, much of Larissa McFarlane’s work is inspired by the landscapes of Melbourne’s West where she lives and works. Born in London, McFarlane began her artistic career over 10 years ago after an acquired brain injury enhanced her visual perceptions. McFarlane also draws from her experience of illness and disability to investigate ideas of belonging, place, healing and change. Recent awards include ArtLands (2016), Mini Print International Asia Pacific (2012), Macedon Ranges Post Your Art Award (2012), Arts Access Australia Award (2011), Wyndham Contemporary Art Prize (2010) and finalist in the Silk Cut Awards (2012).
Maryann Talia Pau
Born in Apia Samoa and currently based on Quandamooka country, Brisbane, Maryann Talia Pau is a maker of ‘Pasifika Bling’ and a weaving specialist. Maryann Talia Pau is a self-taught artist whose work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. She is also a co-founder of The Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle with artist Lisa Hilli (2010, Melbourne). Maryann Talia Pau sees the practice of weaving as her ‘language’ and a process she deeply connects with.
Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre in association with The One Million Stars to End Violence Project.
1- Image courtesy of The One Million Stars to End Violence