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Q&A with Jemma Read of Bloomberg Philanthropies

Q&A with Jemma Read of Bloomberg Philanthropies

If there’s one belief that fuels everything we do at MPavilion, it’s this: exceptional cultural projects bolster and enrich communities. And it’s a belief held by our new presenting partner, Bloomberg Philanthropies. Dedicated to the environment, public health, the arts, and education, Bloomberg Philanthropies is a global leader in making meaningful change at every social level. So…

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Q&A with Jen Zielinska, creative director of MPavilion

Q&A with Jen Zielinska, creative director of MPavilion

In a year like 2020, MPavilion was never going to unfold in the usual way. But if anyone’s up to the task of generating something spectacular from challenging circumstances, it’s Jen Zielinksa. As the creative director of MPavilion, Jen is well accustomed to thinking outside of the box. She’s been the curatorial mind behind the…

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MPavilion 2019 wins Gold Accolade at Good Design Awards

MPavilion 2019 wins Gold Accolade at Good Design Awards

We are delighted to announce that MPavilion 2019 has won the Good Design Awards Gold Accolade in the Architectural Design Urban Design and Public Spaces Category. Designed by Glenn Murcutt AO, MPavilion 2019 received the prestigious award—the highest honour for design and innovation in the country—in recognition of its execution as a ‘highly resolved and…

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Behind the scenes with Team MPavilion

Behind the scenes with Team MPavilion

Though time seems to work in a completely unpredictable way these days, we can assure you that MPavilion 2020 is coming soon! Launching on Thursday 12 November, our 2020 season is shaping up to be the most radical yet. The program details are still top secret. But what we can tell you is that all…

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We’re hiring! Apply now for Social Media Manager

We’re hiring! Apply now for Social Media Manager

We’re hiring! MPavilion is looking for a social media expert to be our new Social Media Manager. Sound like this could be you? See below to read the full position description and submit your application through Seek, ​addressing the key selection criteria and providing an up-to-date resume. Submit your applications as soon as possible to…

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Extract: Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten talk MPavilion

Extract: Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten talk MPavilion

Taken from MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture (published by Thames & Hudson, designed by Studio Ongarato), the following feature on OMA architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten was written by Wallpaper* magazine’s architecture editor, Ellie Stathaki. Architects of MPavilion 2017, Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten sprang into their forward-thinking design for the cultural laboratory by looking…

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The commissions of MPavilion

The commissions of MPavilion

From the uniforms of our kiosk staff, to publications about MPavilion’s history in the Queen Victoria Gardens, to the seats you sit on at each event, every aspect of MPavilion is the result of people coming together in creative collaboration. In our new book, MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture, photographer Tom Ross captures the…

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Q&A: Fabio Ongarato of Studio Ongarato

Q&A: Fabio Ongarato of Studio Ongarato

Fabio Ongarato has been a part of the MPavilion journey from the start. Creative Director of Studio Ongarato, Fabio led his team in developing MPavilion’s visual identity from text to image. Now, our story with the studio continues with the launch of MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture (published by Thames & Hudson). Designed by—you…

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MERGE artists announced

MERGE artists announced

MPavilion, Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Music Week are proud to announce the 5 successful applicants for MERGE—the collaborative music and design initiative commissioned by MPavilion for Open House Melbourne’s July and MPavilion/Melbourne Music Week’s November 2020 program. From an overwhelming response to the call-out, a combination of solo artists and musical groups have been selected…

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First Nations Early Career Writers-in-Residence 2020: MPavilion x Footscray Community Arts Centre

First Nations Early Career Writers-in-Residence 2020: MPavilion x Footscray Community Arts Centre

About the residency: The residency is a three-month long program for three First Nations Early Career Writers from Monday 3rd August to Sunday 1st November. The opportunity includes: A desk space for the duration of the residency at Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), available as needed A monthly meeting with the other writers and mentors…

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“The lasting, living legacy of Naomi Milgrom’s MPavilion” by Stephen Todd

“The lasting, living legacy of Naomi Milgrom’s MPavilion” by Stephen Todd

Published by Thames & Hudson, designed by legendary locals Studio Ongarato, and filled with contributions from renowned leaders in design, MPavilion’s new book, MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture is a celebration of six outstanding years of Australia’s favourite cultural laboratory. The first book ever published about MPavilion, MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture captures the…

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