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)

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!

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 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.

Sun 11 Sep 12.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-09-11 2016-09-11 Australia/Melbourne A building with bamboo and rope workshop MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MMeets A building with bamboo and rope workshop
Wed 5 Oct 11.00am–12.00pm +
2016-10-05 2016-10-05 Australia/Melbourne ‘The Conversation Hour’ live broadcast with Bijoy Jain and Waleed Aly MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MMeets ‘The Conversation Hour’ live broadcast with Bijoy Jain and Waleed Aly
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 2pm–2.30pm & 3.30pm–4pm +
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
Fri 14 Oct 5.30pm–6.15pm +
2016-10-14 2016-10-14 Australia/Melbourne Transposition: A performance by Ishara International Puppet Trust MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets Transposition: A performance by Ishara International Puppet Trust
Sat 15 Oct 10.00am–2.00pm +
2016-10-15 2016-10-15 Australia/Melbourne Bug Blitz: A biodiversity workshop for kids MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MKids MMeets Bug Blitz: A biodiversity workshop for kids
Sat 15 Oct 3.00pm–3.45pm +
2016-10-15 2016-10-15 Australia/Melbourne Transposition: A performance by Ishara International Puppet Trust MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets Transposition: A performance by Ishara International Puppet Trust
Sun 16 Oct 10am-11am. More meets on 23 Oct, 13 Nov, 18 Dec and 15 Jan 2017, 10am-11am. +
2016-10-16 2016-10-16 Australia/Melbourne Dog meet with Tom and Captain MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Dog meet with Tom and Captain
Sun 16 Oct 3.30pm–4.30pm +
2016-10-16 2016-10-16 Australia/Melbourne RMIT Design Hub presents ‘Wetware’ by Atlanta Eke MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets RMIT Design Hub presents ‘Wetware’ by Atlanta Eke
Sat 22 Oct 2.00pm–4.00pm +
2016-10-22 2016-10-22 Australia/Melbourne ‘Still Life Drawing?’ with Kenny Pittock MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets ‘Still Life Drawing?’ with Kenny Pittock
Sun 23 Oct 10.00am–1.00pm +
2016-10-23 2016-10-23 Australia/Melbourne A dog photo booth with Dog Photog MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets A dog photo booth with Dog Photog
Sun 23 Oct 10.00am–11.00am +
2016-10-23 2016-10-23 Australia/Melbourne Dog meet with Tom and Captain MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Dog meet with Tom and Captain
Tue 25 Oct 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-10-25 2016-10-25 Australia/Melbourne Australian String Quartet workshop: György Ligeti MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets MMusic Australian String Quartet workshop: György Ligeti
Thu 27 Oct 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-10-27 2016-10-27 Australia/Melbourne Jadoo: Street magic from India MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets Jadoo: Street magic from India
Mon 31 Oct 6.15pm–7.30pm +
2016-10-31 2016-10-31 Australia/Melbourne MMeets—A zombie dance class for Halloween MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets MMeets—A zombie dance class for Halloween
Thu 3 Nov 7.00am–8.00am. More sessions 10, 17 and 24 November. +
2016-11-03 2016-11-03 Australia/Melbourne A mindful yoga session with Happy Melon MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A mindful yoga session with Happy Melon
Sat 5 Nov 10.00am–1.30pm +
2016-11-05 2016-11-05 Australia/Melbourne Bug Blitz: A biodiversity workshop for kids MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MKids MMeets Bug Blitz: A biodiversity workshop for kids
Sat 5 Nov 1.30pm–5.30pm +
2016-11-05 2016-11-05 Australia/Melbourne Hands, feet, mind: An afternoon of performance and ritual MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Hands, feet, mind: An afternoon of performance and ritual
Wed 9 Nov 8.30pm–10.00pm +
2016-11-09 2016-11-09 Australia/Melbourne DADo Film Society presents ‘DENCITY’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets DADo Film Society presents ‘DENCITY’
Thu 10 Nov 7.00am–8.00am. Additional sessions 17 and 24 November. +
2016-11-10 2016-11-10 Australia/Melbourne A mindful yoga session with Happy Melon MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A mindful yoga session with Happy Melon
Sat 12 Nov 5.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-11-12 2016-11-12 Australia/Melbourne MADA presents ‘Wearing the Private City’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets MADA presents ‘Wearing the Private City’
Sat 12 Nov 11.00am–12.00pm +
2016-11-12 2016-11-12 Australia/Melbourne This is not a book club: Charles Manson edition MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets MTalks This is not a book club: Charles Manson edition
Sun 13 Nov 10.00am–11.00am +
2016-11-13 2016-11-13 Australia/Melbourne Dog meet with Tom and Captain MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Dog meet with Tom and Captain
Sun 13 Nov 10.30am–12.30pm +
2016-11-13 2016-11-13 Australia/Melbourne Colour Melbourne presents ‘Design Your Own Melbourne Mobile’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets Colour Melbourne presents ‘Design Your Own Melbourne Mobile’
Tue 15 Nov 7.30pm–9.30pm +
2016-11-15 2016-11-15 Australia/Melbourne OUTLAW 2: SHOWstudio fashion film award world premiere MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets OUTLAW 2: SHOWstudio fashion film award world premiere
Wed 16 Nov 6.00pm–8.00pm +
2016-11-16 2016-11-16 Australia/Melbourne RMIT Master of Fashion Design graduate show 2016 MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets RMIT Master of Fashion Design graduate show 2016
Thu 17 Nov 7.00AM–8.00AM. Another session next week, 24 November! +
2016-11-17 2016-11-17 Australia/Melbourne A mindful yoga session with Happy Melon MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A mindful yoga session with Happy Melon
Fri 18 Nov 1.00pm–3.00pm +
2016-11-18 2016-11-18 Australia/Melbourne 774 ABC Melbourne presents ‘The Friday Revue’ live broadcast MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets 774 ABC Melbourne presents ‘The Friday Revue’ live broadcast
Sat 19 Nov 11.00am–3.00pm +
2016-11-19 2016-11-19 Australia/Melbourne Club Kids Music Academy MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets MMusic Club Kids Music Academy
Sun 20 Nov 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 1.30pm and 2.15pm +
2016-11-20 2016-11-20 Australia/Melbourne ACCA presents Jacqui Shelton: ‘News of the building of the wall’ MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MMeets ACCA presents Jacqui Shelton: ‘News of the building of the wall’
Thu 24 Nov 7.00am–8.00am +
2016-11-24 2016-11-24 Australia/Melbourne A mindful yoga session with Happy Melon MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A mindful yoga session with Happy Melon
Sun 27 Nov 7.00pm–8.00pm +
2016-11-27 2016-11-27 Australia/Melbourne A sunset yoga session with Bahar Akbaryan MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A sunset yoga session with Bahar Akbaryan
Tue 29 Nov 7.30pm–9.30pm +
2016-11-29 2016-11-29 Australia/Melbourne Farbenlichtspiele: An evening of Bauhaus film MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Farbenlichtspiele: An evening of Bauhaus film
Sun 4 Dec 7.00pm–8.00pm +
2016-12-04 2016-12-04 Australia/Melbourne A sunset yoga session with Bahar Akbaryan MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A sunset yoga session with Bahar Akbaryan
Sun 4 Dec 12.30pm–4.00pm +
2016-12-04 2016-12-04 Australia/Melbourne Aboriginal weaving workshop MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Aboriginal weaving workshop
Mon 5 Dec 1.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-12-05 2016-12-05 Australia/Melbourne A Queen Victoria Gardens walking tour with Tract MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A Queen Victoria Gardens walking tour with Tract
Fri 9 Dec 8.30am–12.00pm +
2016-12-09 2016-12-09 Australia/Melbourne 774 ABC Melbourne presents 20 years of Mornings with Jon Faine MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets 774 ABC Melbourne presents 20 years of Mornings with Jon Faine
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 MTalks This is not a book club: Gilmore Girls edition
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
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
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
Fri 16 Dec 7.30am–8.30am +
2016-12-16 2016-12-16 Australia/Melbourne Balloon’s eye view: a grassroots mapping workshop MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MMeets Balloon’s eye view: a grassroots mapping workshop
Sat 17 Dec 2.00pm–4.00pm +
2016-12-17 2016-12-17 Australia/Melbourne Assemblage: A Workshop MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Assemblage: A Workshop
Sat 17 Dec 12.30pm–1.30pm +
2016-12-17 2016-12-17 Australia/Melbourne A preschool ballet class with Kinderballet MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets A preschool ballet class with Kinderballet
Sun 18 Dec 10.00am–11.00am +
2016-12-18 2016-12-18 Australia/Melbourne Dog meet with Tom and Captain MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Dog meet with Tom and Captain
Sun 18 Dec 7.00pm–8.00pm +
2016-12-18 2016-12-18 Australia/Melbourne A sunset yoga session with Bahar Akbaryan MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets A sunset yoga session with Bahar Akbaryan
Sun 18 Dec 10.00am–12.00pm +
2016-12-18 2016-12-18 Australia/Melbourne Assemble Papers presents Utopia City with Alice Oehr MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MKids MMeets Assemble Papers presents Utopia City with Alice Oehr
Sun 18 Dec 12.30pm–1.30pm +
2016-12-18 2016-12-18 Australia/Melbourne A preschool ballet class with Kinderballet MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets A preschool ballet class with Kinderballet
Wed 21 Dec – Thu 22 Dec 8.42pm–5.54am +
2016-12-21 20:42 2016-12-22 05:54 Australia/Melbourne seven-ness (sub lunar) : A summer solstice installation MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets seven-ness (sub lunar) : A summer solstice installation
Mon 9 Jan – Sun 15 Jan 1.30pm–4.00pm +
2017-01-09 13:30 2017-01-15 16:00 Australia/Melbourne Polyglot Theatre, ‘Sound of Drawing’ afternoon session MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets Polyglot Theatre, ‘Sound of Drawing’ afternoon session
Mon 9 Jan – Sun 15 Jan 9.30am–12.00pm +
2017-01-09 09:30 2017-01-15 12:00 Australia/Melbourne Polyglot Theatre, ‘Sound of Drawing’ morning session MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets Polyglot Theatre, ‘Sound of Drawing’ morning session
Mon 9 Jan 4.30pm–5.30pm +
2017-01-09 2017-01-09 Australia/Melbourne Signal Summer opening party MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Signal Summer opening party
Sat 14 Jan 11.00am–12.00pm +
2017-01-14 2017-01-14 Australia/Melbourne This is not a book club: Witches in pop culture edition MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets MTalks This is not a book club: Witches in pop culture edition
Sun 15 Jan 10.00am–11.00am +
2017-01-15 2017-01-15 Australia/Melbourne Dog meet with Tom and Captain MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Dog meet with Tom and Captain
Mon 16 Jan – Sun 22 Jan +
2017-01-16 11:00 2017-01-22 16:00 Australia/Melbourne Liquid Architecture presents Caitlin Franzmann: ‘Tree-telling’ MPavilion MPAVILION Make a booking
MMeets MProjects Liquid Architecture presents Caitlin Franzmann: ‘Tree-telling’
Mon 16 Jan 4.30pm–5.30pm +
2017-01-16 2017-01-16 Australia/Melbourne Signal Summer artist chats with Ghostpatrol and more MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Signal Summer artist chats with Ghostpatrol and more
Wed 18 Jan 4.30pm–5.30pm +
2017-01-18 2017-01-18 Australia/Melbourne Signal Summer artist chats with Bats of Leisure and more MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Signal Summer artist chats with Bats of Leisure and more
Fri 20 Jan 6.30pm–9.30pm +
2017-01-20 2017-01-20 Australia/Melbourne Sugar Mountain + Visions present DOG SHOW MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Sugar Mountain + Visions present DOG SHOW
Sun 22 Jan 1.30pm–3.30pm +
2017-01-22 2017-01-22 Australia/Melbourne Vital (De)signs: sensing space through VR MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Vital (De)signs: sensing space through VR
Wed 25 Jan 10.00am–2.30pm +
2017-01-25 2017-01-25 Australia/Melbourne Ready Steady Rollbot! Robotics workshops with Scienceworks MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets Ready Steady Rollbot! Robotics workshops with Scienceworks
Sat 28 Jan 1.00pm–3.30pm +
2017-01-28 2017-01-28 Australia/Melbourne ‘CLOUD SPACE’ by Natalie Abbott MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets ‘CLOUD SPACE’ by Natalie Abbott
Sat 28 Jan 10.00am–12.00pm +
2017-01-28 2017-01-28 Australia/Melbourne ‘The Design Plot’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets ‘The Design Plot’
Sun 29 Jan 11.00am–1.00pm +
2017-01-29 2017-01-29 Australia/Melbourne SOLE SEARCHING by PractiseStudioPractise MPAVILION
MMeets SOLE SEARCHING by PractiseStudioPractise
Wed 1 Feb 12.30pm–1.30pm +
2017-02-01 2017-02-01 Australia/Melbourne ‘Fun Run’ flash mob workshop with All The Queens Men MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets ‘Fun Run’ flash mob workshop with All The Queens Men
Sat 11 Feb 11.00am–12.00pm +
2017-02-11 2017-02-11 Australia/Melbourne This is not a book club: True crime edition MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets MTalks This is not a book club: True crime edition
Wed 15 Feb 12.30pm–1.30pm +
2017-02-15 2017-02-15 Australia/Melbourne Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Art of Invitation’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Art of Invitation’
Wed 15 Feb 6.30pm–7.30pm +
2017-02-15 2017-02-15 Australia/Melbourne Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Art of Consumption’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Art of Consumption’
Thu 16 Feb 12.30pm–1.30pm +
2017-02-16 2017-02-16 Australia/Melbourne Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Art of Trade’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Art of Trade’
Fri 17 Feb 12.30pm–1.30pm +
2017-02-17 2017-02-17 Australia/Melbourne Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Currency Exchange’: In conversation with Eugenia Lim MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Currency Exchange’: In conversation with Eugenia Lim
Sat 18 Feb 2.00pm–3.00pm +
2017-02-18 2017-02-18 Australia/Melbourne Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Art of Distribution’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Abdullah M.I. Syed, ‘Flying Buck Exchange: The Art of Distribution’
Sat 18 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 7.00pm–7.00am +
2017-02-18 19:00 2017-02-19 07:00 Australia/Melbourne Unplugged for White Night MPavilion MPAVILION
MMeets Unplugged for White Night
Sun 19 Feb – Tue 3 Oct +
2017-02-19 00:00 2017-10-03 00:00 Australia/Melbourne Thank you for a great season MPavilion MPAVILION
MKids MMeets MMusic MProjects MTalks Thank you for a great season

Regular Events

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 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 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