Circle|Square by Davidov Architects has been selected by Tadao Ando for this year’s Chair Commission. The MPavilion 10 architect chose it from nearly 100 submissions – an MPavilion record.Chair Commissions
Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran and Jake Nakashima-Edwards of DNJ Paper have been commissioned to create the MPavilion 10 Uniform from linen and washi paper.Uniform Commissions
Created by Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO, the Wominjeka Song Cycle opens every MPavilion – welcoming it as a place for imagining a better future together.Music Commissions
Unity Lab, curated by Ilianna Ginnis, a researcher at Monash University and an architectural designer, has a profound mission: to raise awareness and advocate for individuals who communicate non-verbally and have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
John Gollings holds a Master in Architecture from RMIT University and an Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects. He works in the Asia-Pacific region as an architectural photographer. Much of his work involves long-term cultural projects, especially in India, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Libya and New Guinea.
Michael Gentle is a curator and writer in Naarm/Melbourne, currently working at the State Library of Victoria and ArtsHub.
Come learn more about the art of making wagashi—intricate Japanese sweets made from ingredients like adzuki beans and rice pastes—in this demonstration. Traditionally served with green tea, wagashi designs often reflect the seasons, landscapes and moods.
Come FLOAT through your hands and through your imagination. Polyglot Theatre invites children from three- to eight-years-old and their families to create boats from leaves and float them into the reflection pool within the pavilion. Listen to a live musician respond to the creative energy in the space as the boats bob and drift.
Come experience an aqal: the Somali name for a hut, or a home. An aqal is a thatched structure that nomadic Somali people lived in as they moved around Somalia in search of greener pastures. Made from natural grasses and tree branches as well as recycled materials, it represents home, family, and togetherness.
The installation at MPavilion will illustrate this everyday celestial event, with visitors able to experience natural phenomena—shadows, breeze, sunlight and rain—entering the space throughout the day and interacting with the installation. Every morning, Yoko will sweep the stone floor and rearrange the installation to develop the landscape.