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.

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.

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 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
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
Thu 13 Oct 1.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-10-13 2016-10-13 Australia/Melbourne Australian National Academy of Music lunchtime performance MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Australian National Academy of Music lunchtime performance
Fri 14 Oct 6.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-10-14 2016-10-14 Australia/Melbourne Assemble Papers presents EARS: Jennifer Loveless MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Assemble Papers presents EARS: Jennifer Loveless
Wed 19 Oct 1.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-10-19 2016-10-19 Australia/Melbourne Marshall McGuire lunchtime harp recital MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Marshall McGuire lunchtime harp recital
Mon 24 Oct – Sat 29 Oct +
2016-10-24 00:00 2016-10-29 00:00 Australia/Melbourne Anne-James Chaton: ‘RADIO’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Anne-James Chaton: ‘RADIO’
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
Wed 26 Oct 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-10-26 2016-10-26 Australia/Melbourne Australian String Quartet: Close Quarters MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Australian String Quartet: Close Quarters
Fri 28 Oct 6.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-10-28 2016-10-28 Australia/Melbourne Sovereign Trax DJ set: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music culture MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Sovereign Trax DJ set: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music culture
Sun 30 Oct 4.00pm–7.00pm +
2016-10-30 2016-10-30 Australia/Melbourne Smile revisits The Byrds with Lower Plenty MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Smile revisits The Byrds with Lower Plenty
Fri 4 Nov 7.00pm–11.00pm +
2016-11-04 2016-11-04 Australia/Melbourne CS presents an evening with Kane Ikin, Papaphilia, and DJ Kreme MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic CS presents an evening with Kane Ikin, Papaphilia, and DJ Kreme
Fri 11 Nov 6.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-11-11 2016-11-11 Australia/Melbourne Androgynous music for androgynous people MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Androgynous music for androgynous people
Sun 13 Nov 3.00pm–6.00pm +
2016-11-13 2016-11-13 Australia/Melbourne Chapter Music presents Clag: A tribute to Bek Moore MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Chapter Music presents Clag: A tribute to Bek Moore
Fri 18 Nov 6.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-11-18 2016-11-18 Australia/Melbourne Smooch Records presents Mouth Tooth with Jimmy Carroll & Rhia Simone MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Smooch Records presents Mouth Tooth with Jimmy Carroll & Rhia Simone
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
Sat 19 Nov 5.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-11-19 2016-11-19 Australia/Melbourne In the park with Ben + Jez MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic In the park with Ben + Jez
Sun 20 Nov 3.00pm–6.00pm +
2016-11-20 2016-11-20 Australia/Melbourne Chapter Music presents Gregor and Callan MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Chapter Music presents Gregor and Callan
Fri 25 Nov 7.30pm–10.00pm +
2016-11-25 2016-11-25 Australia/Melbourne The Spike F*ck Band plays with RVG for the very first time MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic The Spike F*ck Band plays with RVG for the very first time
Sun 27 Nov 12.30pm–1.30pm +
2016-11-27 2016-11-27 Australia/Melbourne Turramurra High School Concert Band lunchtime performance MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Turramurra High School Concert Band lunchtime performance
Sun 27 Nov 2.00pm–3.00pm & 4.00pm–5.00pm +
2016-11-27 2016-11-27 Australia/Melbourne Afternoon ragas with Dr Adrian McNeil and Bobby Singh MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Afternoon ragas with Dr Adrian McNeil and Bobby Singh
Fri 2 Dec 7.00pm–10.00pm +
2016-12-02 2016-12-02 Australia/Melbourne CS presents an evening with Tarquin Manek, Queens of the Circulating Library & DJ Conrad Standish MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic CS presents an evening with Tarquin Manek, Queens of the Circulating Library & DJ Conrad Standish
Sat 3 Dec 3.00pm–6.00pm +
2016-12-03 2016-12-03 Australia/Melbourne Chapter Music presents Use No Hooks: A reformation show MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Chapter Music presents Use No Hooks: A reformation show
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 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
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
Sat 17 Dec 5.00pm–9.00pm +
2016-12-17 2016-12-17 Australia/Melbourne In the park with Fresh World and Sleep D MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic In the park with Fresh World and Sleep D
Sat 7 Jan 7.30pm–10.00pm +
2017-01-07 2017-01-07 Australia/Melbourne Spike F*ck: The making of ‘Smackwave’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Spike F*ck: The making of ‘Smackwave’
Fri 13 Jan 6.00pm–9.00pm +
2017-01-13 2017-01-13 Australia/Melbourne Bedroom Suck Records presents ‘Duets’: Angel Eyes + Fia Fiell MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Bedroom Suck Records presents ‘Duets’: Angel Eyes + Fia Fiell
Sun 15 Jan 5.00pm–8.00pm +
2017-01-15 2017-01-15 Australia/Melbourne Smooch Records presents an afternoon with Shouse and Albrecht La’Brooy MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Smooch Records presents an afternoon with Shouse and Albrecht La’Brooy
Tue 24 Jan 2.00pm–6.00pm +
2017-01-24 2017-01-24 Australia/Melbourne Dig Deep Summer Jam MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Dig Deep Summer Jam
Sat 28 Jan 5.00pm–9.00pm +
2017-01-28 2017-01-28 Australia/Melbourne In The Park with Noise In My Head and Donald MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic In The Park with Noise In My Head and Donald
Sun 29 Jan 5.00pm–7.00pm +
2017-01-29 2017-01-29 Australia/Melbourne Bedroom Suck Records presents ‘Duets’: Dag + Primo! MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Bedroom Suck Records presents ‘Duets’: Dag + Primo!
Sun 29 Jan 8.30pm–9.30pm +
2017-01-29 2017-01-29 Australia/Melbourne ‘Before Nightfall’ with Matthias Schack-Arnott (Speak Percussion) and Tony Buck (The Necks) MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic ‘Before Nightfall’ with Matthias Schack-Arnott (Speak Percussion) and Tony Buck (The Necks)
Thu 2 Feb 5.30pm–8.30pm +
2017-02-02 2017-02-02 Australia/Melbourne Nothing Happening: A symposium on nothingness MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic MTalks Nothing Happening: A symposium on nothingness
Fri 3 Feb 6.00pm–9.00pm +
2017-02-03 2017-02-03 Australia/Melbourne Perfume cassette launch with Autumn Royal and Nerve MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Perfume cassette launch with Autumn Royal and Nerve
Sun 5 Feb 4.00pm–7.00pm +
2017-02-05 2017-02-05 Australia/Melbourne Chapter Music presents Fabulous Diamonds and Vegie Island MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Chapter Music presents Fabulous Diamonds and Vegie Island
Fri 10 Feb 8.00pm–10.00pm +
2017-02-10 2017-02-10 Australia/Melbourne Spike F–k III and V (Berlin) MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Spike F–k III and V (Berlin)
Sat 11 Feb 5.00pm–9.00pm +
2017-02-11 2017-02-11 Australia/Melbourne M*Sync MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic M*Sync
Sun 12 Feb 5.00pm–7.00pm +
2017-02-12 2017-02-12 Australia/Melbourne Bedroom Suck Records presents ‘Duets’: Elizabeth Mitchell + Jess Ribiero MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic Bedroom Suck Records presents ‘Duets’: Elizabeth Mitchell + Jess Ribiero
Fri 17 Feb 5.00pm–9.00pm +
2017-02-17 2017-02-17 Australia/Melbourne The Last Sunset: MPavilion closing night party MPavilion MPAVILION
MMusic The Last Sunset: MPavilion closing night party
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