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Above and beyond with stars

The One Million Stars to End Violence project began when Brisbane artist, Maryann Talia Pau started weaving stars as her personal response to the rape and murder of Jill Meagher in 2012.

In 2016, Maryann partnered with the Queensland Government which will see one million stars featured in a special installation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Community Star Weaver, Stuart Gee has contributed well over 1,500 stars to help out with the Queensland Police Service who have pledged 10,000 stars.

Stuart became a part of the QPS star weave community last year after coming along to an event to learn how to weave a star and engaged in conversations around ending all forms of violence in our communities.

This morning at Milton Police Beat Senior Police Liaison Officer Moira Davis and I presented Stuart with a certificate to acknowledge his outstanding contribution. Stuart’s mum Julie proudly attended the presentation and informed us that Stuart is continuing to weave stars for the Museum of Brisbane, assisting in achieving their target.

Stuart with his mum Julie, proudly accepting his 1,000 Stars Certificate from PLO Moira DAVIS

Thank you Stuart for your dedication to the project, you certainly have gone “above and beyond with stars” which now has helped push the Queensland Police Service star count even closer towards our new goal of 20,000 stars.

Star weaving communities have come together with stars representing a person’s commitment to practise light, hope, courage and solidarity and as a reminder to people that violence is not the answer.

For more information visit www.onemillionstars.net.

A sample of Stuart’s stars.

Stuart and Julie with Senior Constable Caro Ferreira of Milton Police Beat.

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