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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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V&A videogames curator Marie Foulston picks her must-see events at MPavilion

Marie Foulston knows how to make waves. The chief curator of videogames at the UK’s Victoria and Albert Museum is the woman behind the museum’s interactive and ambitious 2018/19 exhibition Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, which has started worldwide conversations about the place of games in art spaces and landed Marie in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian…

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New global awards for OMA’s MPavilion 2017

Our fifth season of MPavilion is currently in full swing in the Queen Victoria Gardens, but last year’s MPavilion design and program of events are still being celebrated. We’re excited to share the news that MPavilion 2017, designed by Netherlands-based OMA / Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, has been nominated in a number of globally recognised awards,…

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Media wrap: World press praises MPavilion 2018

It was an awe-inspiring moment on a warm Melbourne spring evening—and the world media knew it. The opening of the majestic and conversation-starting MPavilion 2018, designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, drew a huge amount of press coverage here at home and around the globe, from Europe and the UK to…

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Women lead new conversations at MPavilion 2018

Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós, our esteemed designer of MPavilion 2018, has inspired a breadth of discussions about design and society led by women during the first month of this season’s program. Carme was in Melbourne during our opening week to cut the ribbon on her widely celebrated pavilion and to engage the city in conversations…

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Click here: RMIT photography students capture MPavilion 2018

We love seeing MPavilion through fresh—and keen—eyes. For our opening event on Monday 8 October, we invited talented students from RMIT’s Bachelor of Arts (Photography) program to capture MPavilion 2018, designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. As dusk settled and this year’s sculptural MPavilion was officially welcomed into the world by Carme…

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The bees kneads: Making bread using honeybee starter

Foodies and bee appreciators unite! Ahead of our fascinating MTALKS event Bee bread: Human bread made using honeybee food technology on Sunday 4 November, urban beekeeper Nic Dowse from Honey Fingers lets us in on what we anthropoids have in common with our buzzy friends. Who knew it would be sourdough?   Words: Nic Dowse Surprise—honeybees and humans use the…

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