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Top 10 Summer Events around the corner

Top 10 Summer Events around the corner

As the long days of summer lie ahead, the MPavilion team has picked out a range of exciting events to put down in your calendar. From family friendly, to educational and insightful, all the way to the restorative, there truly is something for everyone. Bug Blitz Do you have a budding ecologist in your family?…

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Q&A: Side Project Sessions’ Madeleine Dore

Q&A: Side Project Sessions’ Madeleine Dore

Founded by Madeleine Dore in 2018, Side Project Sessions is an antidote to procrastination. Now the regular event series has continued to grow with Chapters popping up all across Australia and even in the US—proving that there is ample demand for dedicated space and time to work on creative ideas. We speak with the writer,…

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Media Wrap: MPavilion 2019 gains global reach

Media Wrap: MPavilion 2019 gains global reach

The floating, wing-like design of Glenn Murcutt’s MPavilion gained both local and worldwide attention when it opened in Victoria Gardens in November. With more than three months of free events for people of all ages still to come, we look back at some of the incredible coverage that the sixth iteration of MPavilion has received…

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MPavilion 2019 Writer in Residence Applications Now Open

MPavilion 2019 Writer in Residence Applications Now Open

“There’s often a false binary asserted between critics and practitioners. I think the [MPavilion] program has encouraged me to think about the potential—and the urgent need—for critics, activists, and industry people to dialogue in an open, ongoing and collaborative way. It has prompted me to think about the project of making my own critique and…

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BIG NEWS! MPavilion 2019 in designboom’s list of best pavilions

BIG NEWS! MPavilion 2019 in designboom’s list of best pavilions

We are thrilled to have been included in the global design blog, designboom’s list of best temporary structures for 2019. Sitting among some outstanding talent, the 2019 MPavilion, designed by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt is the sixth instalment of the temporary summer pavilion. The article says, “Inspired by Murcutt’s 50-year career, MPavilion 2019 celebrates Australian…

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Glenn Murcutt on his completed design for MPavilion 2019

“The idea of design, that whole process of visualising and bringing everything down to an absolutely simple level… down to every detail.” – Glenn Murcutt Discover where Glenn Murcutt, Australia’s preeminent architect, drew inspiration for the design of the new MPavilion. We sat down with Glenn on-site in the Queen Victoria Gardens and spoke about…

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MPavilion makes Dezeen’s Top 10 pavilions for 2019!

MPavilion makes Dezeen’s Top 10 pavilions for 2019!

Looking at the appeal of temporary structures from around the world, one of the most popular design publications—Dezeen—has released its annual line up of outstanding pavilions. And we’re ecstatic to share that the 2019 MPavilion, designed by Glenn Murcutt, made the cut! “Australian architect Glenn Murcutt placed a large, translucent roof on top of a…

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Q&A: The School of Life on Upgrading You

Q&A: The School of Life on Upgrading You

Figuring out how to lead a more fulfilling life isn’t an easy task—and so often this very idea is undermined by a world concerned with doing more, being more, posting more and having more. This season at MPavilion, we’ve teamed up with the global phenomenon that is The School of Life for two inclusive and…

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Q&A: Chris Connell on designing the MP Stool

Q&A: Chris Connell on designing the MP Stool

This season at MPavilion, we’re celebrating Australian design—leading, of course, with MPavilion 2019 itself, designed by Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient, Glenn Murcutt AO. To create seating for use throughout our four-month season of free events, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation—which commissions each year’s MPavilion—asked acclaimed Melbourne-based designer Chris Connell of Chris Connell Design to…

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Big News! MPavilion 2019 played host to the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

Big News! MPavilion 2019 played host to the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

The Queen Victoria Gardens and its newest addition—the Glenn Murcutt designed MPavilion—played backdrop to the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards on Wednesday 20 November. The annual awards program celebrates the state’s best designers and innovators across architectural, product and industrial, communications, fashion, digital and service design, design strategy, and two student design categories. Taking out the…

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Q&A: APHIDS’ Eugenia Lim is taking on the gig economy

Q&A: APHIDS’ Eugenia Lim is taking on the gig economy

This season at MPavilion, artist collective APHIDS is joining us for a very special multi-event project. As APHIDS and artist Eugenia Lim develop a major new performance work—Easy Riders—visitors to MPavilion will be able to drop in and see the creative process in action as well as enjoy a night of music hosted by APHIDS…

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Listen: Glenn Murcutt with Triple R’s Lauren Taylor & Simon Winkler on the MPavilion podcast

Listen: Glenn Murcutt with Triple R’s Lauren Taylor & Simon Winkler on the MPavilion podcast

In a very special MPavilion podcast presentation, we’re bringing you a must-hear conversation between our 2019 architect Glenn Murcutt AO and beloved Triple R broadcasters Lauren Taylor and Simon Winkler, held inside MPavilion 2019! Glenn explains in poetic detail his design for the 2019 edition of MPavilion, and how the surrounding park breathes into this…

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.