Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk praises contributors of One Million Stars project

 Mount Isa Zonta Club represerntatives Liza Dowler, Laura Ousby and Cathy Warren with ribbon stars they have made. Photo: Chris Burns.
Mount Isa Zonta Club represerntatives Liza Dowler, Laura Ousby and Cathy Warren with ribbon stars they have made. Photo: Chris Burns.

THE Mount Isa Zonta Club has contributed 10,802 ribbon stars which will be part of an art display during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

The Museum of Brisbane hosts the One Million Stars project in King George Square next April, with groups across the world helping to make the stars. The art aimed at creating awareness against violence. 

Mount Isa’s Zonta Club had pledged to make 10,000 ribbon stars by early July. There was concern it might not reach the pledge, yet it was achieved. Project coordinator Cathy Warren said that the Mount Isa Airport staff made about 2500 of the stars, and Arts of Alma members made around 2000. 

“They came right at the end so it was great,” she said. 

“It’s to show our support to a worthwhile cause with the message of standing up against violence, and it goes with one of our main themes of Zonta. 

“It was important to us to support that cause and be a part of it.” 

Zonta Club members showed us how to make a ribbon star, which took several minutes to make. 

Queensland’s minister for the arts, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, said all contributors should be proud. 

“The exhibit will be on show in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD and I’m hopeful it will be on everyone’s must see list during the Games,” Ms Palaszczuk said. 

“The One Million Stars project is playing an important role in raising awareness about violence in our community and will now create an incredible public art installation for display during the Commonwealth Games.

“This project has seen people from countries all over the world participating in what has evolved into a powerful statement of hope, peace and community.”