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Q&A with fashion designer Vincent Li

Q&A with fashion designer Vincent Li

  Vincent Li creates genderless garments that are as inspired by art, music, dance and philosophy as they are informed by the work of his fashion heroes. In the lead up to Vincent’s feature in Fashion Unites: Celebrating Fashion Diversity at MPavilion on Sunday 22 March, we asked the Shanghai-born, Melbourne-and-Hong Kong-trained designer about the stories,…

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Q&A: Dr. Tarsha Finney

Q&A: Dr. Tarsha Finney

Dr. Tarsha Finney is an architectural urbanist, senior research tutor and program lead on the City Design MA, School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, London. As an expert in housing, cities, and urban change, Tarsha is particularly interested in exploring new models of domesticity, and the role that spatial relationships play in…

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Q&A: Hattie Molloy and Nic Dowse

Q&A: Hattie Molloy and Nic Dowse

When florist Hattie Molloy and urban beekeeper Nic Dowse of Honey Fingers decided to collaborate, botanical magic was inevitable. Now, their most recent project Botanical landscape + honeycomb vessels is not just an eye-delighting installation gracing MPavilion, but a kind of mini ecosystem. We had a chat with the duo to find out more about their…

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MPavilion Writing Residency Applications Now Open

MPavilion Writing Residency 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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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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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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