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.

urbanism

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

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
Mon 17 Oct – Sun 23 Oct +
2016-10-17 00:00 2016-10-23 00:00 Australia/Melbourne Biennial Lab presents Field Theory’s ‘9000 minutes’ MPavilion MPAVILION
MProjects Biennial Lab presents Field Theory’s ‘9000 minutes’
Tue 18 Oct 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-10-18 2016-10-18 Australia/Melbourne High Density Happiness: Developing policy MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks High Density Happiness: Developing policy
Wed 19 Oct 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-10-19 2016-10-19 Australia/Melbourne Biennial Lab: Rethinking public space MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Biennial Lab: Rethinking public space
Thu 20 Oct 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-10-20 2016-10-20 Australia/Melbourne Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in Australia and India MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in Australia and India
Tue 8 Nov 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-11-08 2016-11-08 Australia/Melbourne Global (Sub)Urbanism: Asia, Australia and creating (sub)urban cultures MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Global (Sub)Urbanism: Asia, Australia and creating (sub)urban cultures
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’
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’
Mon 14 Nov 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-11-14 2016-11-14 Australia/Melbourne ‘Creative Citizens = Creative Cities’ with Chris Sanderson MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks ‘Creative Citizens = Creative Cities’ with Chris Sanderson
Tue 22 Nov 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-11-22 2016-11-22 Australia/Melbourne High Density Happiness: Equal gender representation in the property industry MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks High Density Happiness: Equal gender representation in the property industry
Thu 24 Nov 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-11-24 2016-11-24 Australia/Melbourne Cities Alive: Towards a walking world MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Cities Alive: Towards a walking world
Thu 1 Dec 6.30pm–8.30pm +
2016-12-01 2016-12-01 Australia/Melbourne Parlour: Marion’s List MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Parlour: Marion’s List
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
Thu 8 Dec 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-12-08 2016-12-08 Australia/Melbourne Southbank: From precinct to neighbourhood? MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Southbank: From precinct to neighbourhood?
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
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
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
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
Tue 10 Jan 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2017-01-10 2017-01-10 Australia/Melbourne Migration, diversity and making Melbourne MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Migration, diversity and making Melbourne
Tue 17 Jan 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2017-01-17 2017-01-17 Australia/Melbourne High Density Happiness: In defence of the three bedroom apartment MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks High Density Happiness: In defence of the three bedroom apartment
Wed 18 Jan 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2017-01-18 2017-01-18 Australia/Melbourne Rooftop activation: Lessons from Asia, Europe, and North Africa MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Rooftop activation: Lessons from Asia, Europe, and North Africa
Thu 19 Jan 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2017-01-19 2017-01-19 Australia/Melbourne Balloon’s Eye View: Greening Bourj Al Shamali MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Balloon’s Eye View: Greening Bourj Al Shamali
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 1 Feb 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2017-02-01 2017-02-01 Australia/Melbourne Vital (De)signs: VR & the science of space MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Vital (De)signs: VR & the science of space
Fri 10 Feb 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2017-02-10 2017-02-10 Australia/Melbourne A tale of three cities: Jan Gehl in conversation with Rob Adams and Monica Barone MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks A tale of three cities: Jan Gehl in conversation with Rob Adams and Monica Barone

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