Habitat Forest Dome

Habitat Forest Dome for hire

Habitat Forest Dome was designed as a unique promotion of cross-cultural community art and environmental sustainability.

The Habitat Forest Dome is a 5 x 3.6 metre high stainless steel light-weight demountable dome based on a 'Tree of Life' theme.

It has double-sided hand-printed fabric featuring the colourful imagery of sacred leaves and fruit trees. One of 5 entrances, an elegant red gum "universal" doorway invites you into the magical space of the Forest Dome.

The Habitat Forest Dome was created in partnership with professional artists and culturally diverse members of the community. It was a City of Marion community development project for Marion Celebrates 2005 Festival and was the major focus of the festival's site design.

The Habitat Forest Dome is now available for hire by schools, groups and others. It makes an ideal space for story-telling, a colourful centrepiece to an event or festival or an excellent cross-cultural educational resource.

Community members have commented: "Habitat is a piece of living art and a catalyst for interaction. The good spirit showed the friendly side of multiculturalism, it felt like a sacred space"

"Thank you for the chance you gave us in representing the Filipino community in this event. Such a privilege is much treasured not only because of all the lovely people we've been in contact with but because the City of Marion has been regarded to be of visionary, pioneering and gung-ho spirit in drawing together multicultural community groups to be visibly involved in the event and get them to successfully build together, on equal terms, an artistic symbolism of a unified spirit".

This cross-cultural community arts project was made possible by Festivals Australia, an Australian Government program which supports cultural activity at regional and community festivals, and the South Australian Government through Arts SA.


Contact details

Cultural Development Officer
Phone: 8375 6600
Email: council@marion.sa.gov.au

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