Program

MPavilion is an event hub, a meeting place, a temporary landmark, a spontaneous detour and a starting point. We collaborate with thinkers, doers and makers to bring you a free four-month program of talks, workshops, performances and installations from October 2016 to February 2017. Browse our events below—with more to be added all the time—and we’ll see you in the gardens!

MPavilion’s 2016 program has been put together by creative director Robert Buckingham, deputy creative director Jessie French and associate producer Jennifer Zielinska.

Download our October program here.

We invite you to explore the many series of our summer program. MTalks are just that—leading minds coming together for heady talks, panels, speeches and all-in chats on architecture, design and more! MMusic is all about music, and sometimes not as you know it—explorations into aural sensations. MMeets is where our unique clubhouse comes to life—you, your friends, and a troupe of makers and creators. MKids is for little tykes and adults alike.

MTalks

Explore the role of architecture and design in contemporary city life with special guests and collaborators from Melbourne and beyond. Running from October to February, MTalks puts leading minds behind the mic and invites them to investigate new ideas. Panellists include acclaimed architect and MPavilion designer Bijoy Jain, MPavilion’s patron Naomi Milgrom, and a whole host of design luminaries.

MProjects

MProjects exist at MPavilion for an enduring time span. Always captivating, MProjects events are unique, site-specific installations and activations at our place in the Queen Victoria Gardens.

MMeets

MMeets, say hello to our 2016/17 season! We’re hosting a third series of free, unexpected gatherings that invite Melburnians to use MPavilion as a clubhouse, a meeting place and a starting point—and explore the value and impact of design and creativity. Meet up with us, your friends and a troupe of makers and creators.

MMusic

MMusic is back for 2016/17 with a series of free shows, sets, workshops and admittedly hard-to-define aural experiences presented in collaboration with Melbourne artists, DJs and experimenters.

MKids

MKids is back for our 2016/17 season! We have marked out all the fun and relaxed, kid-friendly events in our program, including those that are specifically suited to kids and kids at heart.

Fri 9 Sep – Sat 22 Oct +
2016-09-09 00:00 2016-10-22 00:00 Australia/Melbourne Bijoy Jain Studio Mumbai: Making MPavilion 2016 exhibition [off-site] RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne MPAVILION
Bijoy Jain Studio Mumbai: Making MPavilion 2016 exhibition [off-site]
Wed 5 Oct 1.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-10-05 2016-10-05 Australia/Melbourne An exhibition walk-through with Bijoy Jain: Making MPavilion 2016 [off-site] RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne MPAVILION Make a booking
MTalks An exhibition walk-through with Bijoy Jain: Making MPavilion 2016 [off-site]
Thu 6 Oct 6.15pm–7.00pm +
2016-10-06 2016-10-06 Australia/Melbourne Bijoy Jain, Naomi Milgrom and Peter Maddison in conversation MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road, Melbourne MPAVILION
MTalks Bijoy Jain, Naomi Milgrom and Peter Maddison in conversation
Fri 7 Oct 6.00pm–8.00pm +
2016-10-07 2016-10-07 Australia/Melbourne Inside the collaborative architecture studio MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Inside the collaborative architecture studio
Fri 7 Oct 1.00pm–1.40pm +
2016-10-07 2016-10-07 Australia/Melbourne Australian Youth Orchestra lunchtime performance MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Australian Youth Orchestra lunchtime performance
Sat 8 Oct 4.00pm–5.00pm +
2016-10-08 2016-10-08 Australia/Melbourne The art of sport: A symposium hosted by Robyn Archer MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks The art of sport: A symposium hosted by Robyn Archer
Sat 8 Oct 2.00pm–3.00pm +
2016-10-08 2016-10-08 Australia/Melbourne Classical Indian music by Aneesh Pradhan with Sudhir Nayak and Dr Adrian McNeil MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Classical Indian music by Aneesh Pradhan with Sudhir Nayak and Dr Adrian McNeil
Sat 8 Oct 10.00am–12.00pm +
2016-10-08 2016-10-08 Australia/Melbourne Emerging Architects + Graduates Network model-making workshop MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Emerging Architects + Graduates Network model-making workshop
Sun 9 Oct +
2016-10-09 2016-10-09 Australia/Melbourne Natya Sudha Dance Company presents Warrior Princess: Jhansi Ki Rani MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Natya Sudha Dance Company presents Warrior Princess: Jhansi Ki Rani
Mon 10 Oct 1.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-10-10 2016-10-10 Australia/Melbourne Monash University Jazz Ensemble lunchtime performance MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Monash University Jazz Ensemble lunchtime performance
Tue 11 Oct 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-10-11 2016-10-11 Australia/Melbourne From Mumbai to Melbourne: The MPavilion 2016 design and build process MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks From Mumbai to Melbourne: The MPavilion 2016 design and build process
Wed 12 Oct 7.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-10-12 2016-10-12 Australia/Melbourne Melbourne Festival and CCP present ‘The Documentary Take’: Perspectives on the real MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Melbourne Festival and CCP present ‘The Documentary Take’: Perspectives on the real