The Pleiades Project is an international collaboration of seven artists creating multidisciplinary artwork based on the Pleiades Star Cluster. The collaborating artists are Diana Dunkley, Debra Nelson, Nan Renbarger, and Margaret Rose of Kansas, USA and Australians Estelle Anderson and Peta Milne from the Australian Capital Territory and Lois Denham from Central Goldfields Victoria. The Pleiades Project began in August of 2014 and, as yet, has no ending date.
The Pleiades Project artists have created an interactive collaborative installation that is a multi-leveled exploration of the Pleiades. This inquiry informs collaborative and personal creative investigation, delving into the historical and personal myths, science, history, and visual characteristics of this culture-bridging star cluster. The installation incorporates seven modular components, each initially created by one artist independently, that are woven into the final installation by all seven artists. The exhibit also features a video that includes each artist’s statement about the work and the collaboration, and also includes videos and photos of several of the projects completed over the years of the collaboration.