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Program

We collaborate with thinkers, changers and makers to bring you a free four-month program of talks, workshops, performances and installations from October 2017 to February 2018. We launch our program in the coming months so stay tuned. For a sense of the upcoming program, you can head over to our MPavilion library and revisit our events from past seasons—we’ll see you in the gardens this spring!

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Main image from Grandstanding: A reconfigurable future. Photo by Bec Capp.

October print program

November print program

December print program

January print program

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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.

MMeets

MMeets, say hello to our 2017/18 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 2017/18 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 2017/18 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.

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.

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.

business

This topic covers all things commerce: from entrepreneurs to ethics to new technology, and the spaces in-between.

CPD (for architects)

Registered architects practicing in Australia have to maintain a level of professional development and this is measured by AIA in the form of a tally of formal and informal continuing professional development (CPD) points. Events at MPavilion related to architecture attract one CPD point for attending the event or listening to the audio recording.

dance

From live performances to workshops and talks about dance, these events are all about the art of human movement.

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!

ethics

Honest to goodness, ethics are an essential pillar of our modern civil society. These events explore the principled side of life.

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.

MMeets

MMeets, say hello to our 2017/18 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.

Every Wednesday in October 7.15am–8.00am
MMeets Quiet mornings: Learn to meditate with A—SPACE
Sat 7 Oct 10.00am–11.00am
MMeets Dog meet with Tom + Captain
Mon 16 Oct 12.00pm–3.00pm
MMeets A stage for new parenthood: House
Sun 22 Oct 10.00am–11.00am
MMeets Dog meet with Tom + Captain
Sat 28 Oct 2.30pm–8.00pm
MMeets MMusic VoiceFest 2k17
Every Thursday in November 7.15am–8.15am
MMeets Mindful morning yoga sessions with Happy Melon
Sat 25 Nov 2.00pm–3.00pm
MKids MMeets The Children’s Party
Sun 26 Nov 10.00am–11.00am
MMeets Dog meet with Tom + Captain
Sun 10 Dec 10.00am–11.00am
MMeets Dog meet with Tom + Captain
Sun 10 Dec 11.00am–1.30pm
MKids MMeets Bug Blitz: Hands on nature
Fri 15 Dec 10.00am–4.00pm
MMeets MTalks WTF: Work the future
Sun 17 Dec 10.30am–12.30pm
MKids MMeets Models & maquettes
Mon 8 Jan – Sun 14 Jan 9.00am–4.00pm
MKids MMeets MProjects Tin&Ed: Inflatable Futures
Mon 8 Jan – Sun 14 Jan 11.00am–1.00pm
MKids MMeets Westside Circus activity sessions: Mornings
Mon 8 Jan – Sun 14 Jan 2.00pm–4.00pm
MKids MMeets Westside Circus activity sessions: Afternoons
Sun 14 Jan 10.00am–11.00am
MMeets Dog meet with Tom + Captain
Sun 21 Jan 4.00pm–5.00pm
MMeets In response: A performance
Mon 22 Jan 6.00pm–7.00pm
MMeets Flat Pack Philosophy Circle

Regular Events