One Million Stars Limerick will launch an art display at the Hunt Museum on Wednesday December 1.
Part of a global movement that brings local communities together, the One Million Stars project aims to demonstrate support and solidarity to women who face domestic abuse.
The initiative was first brought to Ireland from Australia in 2019 and made its debut among Limerick communities in 2021 through a partnership between the Hunt Museum, ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, Mental Health Ireland, CWELL at the University of Limerick, and Limerick City and County Council.
The initial launch of the Limerick project took place on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. Over the past months, local groups and organisations have been teaming up to take a stand towards ending violence in Ireland by weaving 8-pointed stars – a symbol of light, hope, and solidarity highlighting the project’s eight points of healthy love within relationships.
The finished product will be unveiled during a special launch event taking place via Zoom, from 5 to 6:30pm on Wednesday December 1. If you wish to join the event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Speaking of the launch, Gillian Baker, one of the Limerick project organisers, and a Training and Development Coordinator with ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, said:
“There has been such great energy around the project and momentum has been steadily growing throughout the year. The support from local communities has been amazing, and I am really looking forward to the events coming up and seeing our wonderful installation displayed at The Hunt Museum for December 2021.”
Following the online launch, the installation will be displayed in The Hunt Museum and open to the public for free throughout the month of December.
Find more information on the One Million Stars Limerick Project here: