PRESENTER
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS):
Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory

ARTISTS
Slow Art Collective (Main installation)
Midori Furze (Origami demonstrations)

CONCEPT
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.

OUR APPROACH
Curatorial & Programming Services
Production and Project Management
Audience Engagement Strategies
Relationship Negotiation
Book Publication

THE PROJECT
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.

CREDITS
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.

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