A contemporary art adaptation of ‘Tanabata’, the annual Japanese star festival. Tanabata: Star Village creates an access point for Australian children to discover and engage with the traditional Japanese story through interactive play, creative learning and collaboration in a contemporary art context.
Curatorial & Programming Services
Production and Project Management
Audience Engagement Strategies
As the main program offering across the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory for the winter school holidays, it included a large-scale immersive participatory art installation, storytelling by professional actors, workshops, weaving, origami demonstrations, and an updated book publication over 17 days.
Photography: Sonsoles Fueyo Hidalgo, Lindy Goodwin and Ryan Hernandez
Film: Trinket Films
Supported by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Book and merchandise created in partnership with MAAS, and artist and designer Haline Ly.