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News: Carme Pinós reflects on MPavilion as we extend our program  

Exciting news! We’ve extended our season of free events until Sunday 17 February, supported by our principal partner ANZ. With more talks, workshops, performances, installations and kid-friendly experiences to be soaked up this summer, the MPavilion 2018/19 season is our biggest yet, welcoming over 500 international and Australian guests, and more than 120,000 visitors to the…

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Meet MPavilion Writer in Residence Maddee Clark

We’re passionate about facilitating new discussions about design as part of our free annual program, and this season we went one further, initiating our inaugural writing residency program. In collaboration with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and State Library Victoria, we awarded the position of MPavilion 2018 Writer in Residence to Maddee Clark, an exciting and…

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Read up: Visit MPavilion’s community design library

At MPavilion, design and community go hand in hand—one of the main objectives of the MPavilion project, initiated in 2014 by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, is to include people from all walks of life in conversations about how we build our cities and think about our collective future. We also love literature, collaborating with exciting Australian publishers…

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Look: Fixperts reveal results of community design intervention

This season at MPavilion, we’ve welcomed the UK-based global design sensations Fixperts to collaborate with RMIT design students and help the community while they’re at it. Fixperts is a creative social campaign that uses design to help people with everyday problems—they find people with essential needs and assist them through inventive yet simple design. In short, they…

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Q&A: Artist Esther Stewart brings colour and shape to MPavilion

Melbourne artist Esther Stewart has become one of our country’s most exciting international art stars in recent years. Her colourful, geometric paintings and sculptures have been praised far and wide, even leading to a collaboration with Italian fashion house Valentino in 2015. Working at the crossroads of art, architecture and design, Esther draws from Islamic mosaic and…

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Look: Photos from the MPavilion 2018 season so far

It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through our season of free events! And because this time of year is all about looking back, here we give you a selection of snaps from the program so far, taken by our talented team of photographers. It would be an understatement to say that the community has embraced MPavilion 2018,…

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Q&A: Lisa Greenaway on her sound ritual for MPavilion 2018

Responding to Carme Pinós’s majestic design for MPavilion 2018, sound artist Lisa Greenaway created a spatial sound experience that can be heard every day at the opening and closing of MPavilion as part of our MPROJECTS series. Drawing on recordings of the natural and urban rhythms and music of the Queen Victoria Gardens, ||Reflections|| is a composition…

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Hot town! Your top ten free events for summer

It’s summer in the city—prime time to get out and explore what Melbourne has to offer. With hundreds of free events for all ages and interests, we have you covered. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure, a dance or yoga workshop, or an engaging panel discussion about society and culture, MPavilion is your destination…

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Exciting news! MPavilion wins at Melbourne Awards 2018

It isn’t every day that we get to walk into the office with a glistening award under our arm. We’re so excited to share the news that MPavilion has been recognised at the Melbourne Awards 2018, taking home the award for 2018 Contribution to Profile by a Community Organisation. The city’s highest accolade, the Melbourne…

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Q&A: The Northcote Penguins on their inclusive art revolution

Melbourne art collective the Northcote Penguins are taking over MPavilion on Wednesday 28 November, 1–4pm, for Preliminary outline: Performance drawing, a workshop that invites you to collaborate with the Penguins and experience the act of drawing as a public performance. Ahead of the event, we caught up with the wave-making group to find out what inspired…

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Look: Rob Adams’ acclaimed text comes to MPavilion

Architect and urban designer Rob Adams AM has joined us at MPavilion since we initiated the project in 2014, leading conversations each season about how to build more liveable cities through urban strategy. A champion of both the arts and environmental sustainability, Rob has been incredibly influential in the development of Melbourne in recent decades,…

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Q&A: Songwriter Alice Skye is stepping out

Alice Skye’s career to date has been brief but sparkling. The young singer-songwriter, a Wergaia and Wemba Wemba woman, moved from the Grampians to Melbourne and quickly built an audience with her thoughtful prose and incredible voice. This year, Alice released a critically acclaimed debut album, Friends With Feelings, and was honoured as the inaugural…

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