A contemporary art adaptation of ‘Tanabata’, the annual Japanese star festival. Tanabata: Wish Upon a Star 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.
A large-scale participatory arts project for WOW Festival for Children, 2014. Catering for an audience of over 9000 children and families, it included an artist residency, large-scale art installation, workshops, storytelling and book publication.
Photography: Haline Ly & ArtsPeople
Supported by Japan Foundation and Sekisui House.
Book and merchandise created in partnership with artist and designer Haline Ly.