Friday, July 7, 2017

About Mt Chocolate Exhibition

Mt Chocolate Exhibition
Discover the hidden story behind the building of a home and art studio on Mt Chocolate, a new native bush area in Clifton, Invercargill. The exhibition at the South Alive Art Gallery from 16 to 23 July, open 10am - 4pm is by local filmmaker and sculptor Mike Peters. On display will be architectural models, landscape & botanical photography, design and construction drawings and a handmade book of the project.

A creative workshop for Dyslexic students will also be held at the same time in the South Alive Hub taught by Mike and organised by Dyslexia Support Southland.

Design Process
The models on display are working models used to work out the form and proportion of the interconnected buildings, how they sit among the trees and look in the glowing skies. The buildings are to be built by Mike with the help of family and friends for himself and Tracy who left Christchurch after the earthquakes. The art studio will be used for art work for film, theatre and museums.

Mt Chocolate
Mt Chocolate is 1Ha, has been landscaped and is being planted in native plants similar to those found at Seaward Bush and Waituna. A feature of the bush will be Southern Rata surrounding a sphagnum moss wetland and a mosaic of plant communities. The owners will eventually seek legal protection via a QE2 National Trust Covenant.

More information
Any enquiries please contact
Tracy Peters
027 210 5800

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