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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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Q&A: Meet our M_Curators team of young programmers

Q&A: Meet our M_Curators team of young programmers

This year, MPavilion is nurturing young and emerging arts curators with our M_Curators (that’s pronounced “M space curators”) initiative. MPavilion’s program manager Jen Zielinska and program producer Vinisha Mulani have been guiding a talented group of up-and-coming curators through the ins and outs of arts programming, culminating in a number of events at MPavilion 2019….

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Free coffee! Have a cup on us in November

Free coffee! Have a cup on us in November

MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt AO opens in the Queen Victoria Gardens on Thursday 14 November—and to give you a big warm welcome, we’re offering a free cup of coffee to anyone who visits our Kiosk with a keep-cup in November! Just drop in any time between 9am and 4pm, any day of the week,…

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Q&A: Deborah Cheetham on Composing for MPavilion 2019

Q&A: Deborah Cheetham on Composing for MPavilion 2019

As one of Australia’s most revered and sought after sopranos and composers, Deborah Cheetham AO is constantly creating and collaborating. A Yorta Yorta woman with deep ties to community, education and the international arts landscape, Deborah has been recognised on the Honour Roll of Women in Victoria, with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of…

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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.