“I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death.” Stella Young
The Remembering Stella Young project will deliver a statue of Stella Young in her hometown of Stawell to celebrate, commemorate and remember her.
Council received funding from the State Government for the Remembering Stella Young project in February 2022 through the Victorian Women’s Public Art Program. The planned artwork will commemorate Stella as a contemporary woman who made a significant contribution to Victoria. The project also aims to continue her legacy to challenge and educate society and its perception of disability and to strive for “a world where disability is not the exception, but the norm”.
The project team will consist of a Project Control Group, Project Support Team, Project Advisory Group, Creative Collective and Access Collective. The Collectives, who are made up of women with the lived experience of disability, will collaborate in the development of the design, site and all interactive elements to make sure it is in line with Stella’s legacy.
Stella's parents will have the final say on the statue design, location and supporting information.
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