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 and CEO Robert Buckingham, deputy creative director Jessie French and associate producer Jennifer Zielinska.

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.

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.

Design & Science

New for MPavilion 2016, our Design & Science series meets at the intersection of the two fields to explore the design in science and the science in design. Running across our program from October to February, this series is made possible by the Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation and includes talks, workshops, interactive installations and screenings with collaborators including Science Gallery Melbourne, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Scienceworks, Bug Blitz and Assemble Papers—plus more!

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.

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 6.00pm–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 The collaborative architecture studio MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks The collaborative architecture studio
Fri 7 Oct 1.00pm–2.00pm +
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 MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks ‘The art of sport’: a symposium
Sat 8 Oct 2.00pm–3.00pm +
2016-10-08 2016-10-08 Australia/Melbourne A performance by Aneesh Pradhan with Sudhir Nayak and Dr Adrian McNeil MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic A performance 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
Mon 10 Oct 1.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-10-10 2016-10-10 Australia/Melbourne Monash University Jazz Ensemble performance MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Monash University Jazz Ensemble performance
Tue 11 Oct 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-10-11 2016-10-11 Australia/Melbourne Behind the scenes: The MPavilion 2016 design and build process MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Behind the scenes: The MPavilion 2016 design and build process
Thu 13 Oct 1.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-10-13 2016-10-13 Australia/Melbourne Australian National Academy of Music performance MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Australian National Academy of Music performance
Fri 14 Oct 6.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-10-14 2016-10-14 Australia/Melbourne Assemble Papers presents ‘EARS’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Assemble Papers presents ‘EARS’
Tue 18 Oct 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-10-18 2016-10-18 Australia/Melbourne High Density Happiness: Developing policy MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks High Density Happiness: Developing policy