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 summer program here which includes December, January and February.

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.

architecture

Talks, workshops, meets, readings and more on how the spaces we inhabit in our cities and neighbourhoods define our lives.

art

Art. Sound art, visual art, installation, public space interventions and everything in-between.

CPD (for architects)

design

Good design = a good life. Come along to these talks, workshops, meetings and encounters all about design.

design & science

Design & Science explores the design in science and the science in design. This topic is made possible by the Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation and includes talks, workshops, interactive installations and screenings!

history

From talks to readings, to performances and workshops, and more—these events have a historical bent.

technology

Technology is ubiquitous in modernity. These events zoom-in on technology’s place in art, architecture, design and our lives.

urbanism

The way modern cities evolve play a fundamental role in how we live. These events focus on all things urban.

wellbeing

Morning yoga. A cup of tea. Meditation. Modern life has come to be defined by a focus on wellness and health—this topic has wellbeing covered!

writing

All matters wordy and worldly with workshops, writing awards, readings, authors in-conversation, and writers (surprisingly!) not necessarily talking about writing.

Sat 10 Dec 11.00am–12.00pm +
2016-12-10 2016-12-10 Australia/Melbourne This is not a book club: Gilmore Girls edition MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets This is not a book club: Gilmore Girls edition
Sat 10 Dec 4.00pm–6.00pm +
2016-12-10 2016-12-10 Australia/Melbourne Literary noise: Four local acts exploring the intersection of performance, writing and music MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Literary noise: Four local acts exploring the intersection of performance, writing and music
Sun 11 Dec 12.30pm–4.00pm +
2016-12-11 2016-12-11 Australia/Melbourne [cancelled] A triple MPavilion walking tour with Dale Campisi Meet at Hellenic Museum, 280 William Street, Melbourne MPAVILION
MMeets [cancelled] A triple MPavilion walking tour with Dale Campisi
Sun 11 Dec 2.00pm–2.30pm +
2016-12-11 2016-12-11 Australia/Melbourne Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance at MPavilion 2015 [off-site] MPavilion 2015, Docklands Park, Cnr Collins Street and Harbour Esplanade, Docklands MPAVILION
MMusic Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance at MPavilion 2015 [off-site]
Sun 11 Dec 3.00pm–3.30pm +
2016-12-11 2016-12-11 Australia/Melbourne Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance at MPavilion 2014 [off-site] MPavilion 2014, Hellenic Museum, 280 William Street, Melbourne MPAVILION
MMusic Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance at MPavilion 2014 [off-site]
Sun 11 Dec 4.00pm–4.30pm +
2016-12-11 2016-12-11 Australia/Melbourne Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance at MPavilion 2016 MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance at MPavilion 2016
Sun 11 Dec 7.00pm–8.00pm +
2016-12-11 2016-12-11 Australia/Melbourne A sunset yoga session with Bahar Akbaryan MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A sunset yoga session with Bahar Akbaryan
Mon 12 Dec 5.00pm–6.00pm +
2016-12-12 2016-12-12 Australia/Melbourne Hip-Hop Shakespeare workshop with Akala MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Hip-Hop Shakespeare workshop with Akala
Tue 13 Dec 7.30am–8.30am +
2016-12-13 2016-12-13 Australia/Melbourne Balloon’s eye view: a grassroots mapping workshop MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MMeets Balloon’s eye view: a grassroots mapping workshop
Wed 14 Dec 6.15pm–9.00pm +
2016-12-14 2016-12-14 Australia/Melbourne Insights into S, M, L, XL practice with Emerging Architects and Graduate Network MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Insights into S, M, L, XL practice with Emerging Architects and Graduate Network
Thu 15 Dec 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-12-15 2016-12-15 Australia/Melbourne MUMA Boiler Room lecture: Dieter Roelstraete, ‘Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks MUMA Boiler Room lecture: Dieter Roelstraete, ‘Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography’
Fri 16 Dec 6.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-12-16 2016-12-16 Australia/Melbourne Assemble Papers presents EARS: Chela + Millú MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Assemble Papers presents EARS: Chela + Millú

Regular Events

Wed 5 Oct – Sat 18 Feb daily at 10.30am +
2016-10-05 00:00 2017-02-18 00:00 Australia/Melbourne Morning Ritual MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Morning Ritual
Wed 5 Oct – Sat 18 Feb +
2016-10-05 00:00 2017-02-18 00:00 Australia/Melbourne Assemble Papers special MPavilion issue Future Local MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Assemble Papers special MPavilion issue Future Local
Wed 12 Oct – Sat 18 Feb each evening at twilight +
2016-10-12 00:00 2017-02-18 00:00 Australia/Melbourne Twilight Ritual MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Twilight Ritual