Posted on 14 September 2016
Alumna Tiani Vitharana (Class of 2015) returned to Ormiston College to work with Year 10 and Year 12 Visual Art students, helping them make a collection of stars for an Australian-wide installation, ‘One Million Stars to End Violence’. The project is the idea of artist, Maryann Talia who is working with communities across Australia to create one million stars that will be installed at the Gold Coast Games, (after 100 000 stars are displayed in the Redland Performing Arts Centre foyer in March 2017).
The project began after Talia was sadden by the news of violence in Australian society, especially after the murder of Jill Meagher. She hopes to raise awareness of violence and create an incredible collective statement against all forms of violence. She says, ‘So much good can be achieved by working together as a community’.
Tiani is enjoying working as an Arts Administration trainee with the Redland Art Gallery.
Julianne de Lange
Academic Coordinator (Visual Art)