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.

writing

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

Mon 24 Oct – Sat 29 Oct 10.00am–4.00pm +
2016-10-24 10:00 2016-10-29 16:00 Australia/Melbourne Liquid Architecture presents Anne-James Chaton in residence MPavilion MPAVILION
MProjects Liquid Architecture presents Anne-James Chaton in residence
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
Sat 29 Oct 4.00pm–6.00pm +
2016-10-29 2016-10-29 Australia/Melbourne Liquid Architecture presents Anne-James Chaton ‘Testimonies’ live performance MPavilion MPAVILION
MProjects Liquid Architecture presents Anne-James Chaton ‘Testimonies’ live performance
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
Wed 23 Nov 6.15pm–7.15pm +
2016-11-23 2016-11-23 Australia/Melbourne The Mahabharata: Past and present. Exploring India’s grandest epic poem MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks The Mahabharata: Past and present. Exploring India’s grandest epic poem
Fri 2 Dec 1.00pm–2.00pm +
2016-12-02 2016-12-02 Australia/Melbourne ‘India Dark’: Author Kirsty Murray in conversation with Justine Hyde MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks ‘India Dark’: Author Kirsty Murray in conversation with Justine Hyde
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Mon 13 Feb 6.00pm–7.00pm +
2017-02-13 2017-02-13 Australia/Melbourne Among Buildings MPavilion MPAVILION
MTalks Among Buildings

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