Throughout March 2020, Glenn Murcutt’s pavilion became Melbourne’s premier outdoor classroom, as home to MPavilion’s inaugural program of workshops for primary and secondary schools.
All aligning with MPavilion’s March theme; Knowledge: Shared Learning, Shared Power, MPavilion presented a series of free education events on energy and environment, design and craft, social wellbeing and more. Over the series, more than 120 students from seven different schools in the greater Melbourne area travelled into the city to attend interactive and engaging workshops with Science Gallery, CERES and FAB9. Workshops were also scheduled to run with META, Smiling Mind, and artists Beci Orpin, Esther Olsson and Frances Cannon, however were cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Teachers who brought students to the sessions reported that the workshops were interesting, engaging and relevant to in-class curriculum.
MPavilion offers schools and students a dynamic space in which to come together with education and community leaders. Discover hands-on programming related to design and city-making, science and technology, arts and performance, and issues affecting our society.
Download our educational resources about Glenn Murcutt AO and his MPavilion, including information on Glenn’s fifty-year career in uniquely Australian design.