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Women lead new conversations at MPavilion 2018

Women lead new conversations at MPavilion 2018

Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós, our esteemed designer of MPavilion 2018, has inspired a breadth of discussions about design and society led by women during the first month of this season’s program. Carme was in Melbourne during our opening week to cut the ribbon on her widely celebrated pavilion and to engage the city in conversations…

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Click here: RMIT photography students capture MPavilion 2018

Click here: RMIT photography students capture MPavilion 2018

We love seeing MPavilion through fresh—and keen—eyes. For our opening event on Monday 8 October, we invited talented students from RMIT’s Bachelor of Arts (Photography) program to capture MPavilion 2018, designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. As dusk settled and this year’s sculptural MPavilion was officially welcomed into the world by Carme…

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The bees kneads: Making bread using honeybee starter

The bees kneads: Making bread using honeybee starter

Foodies and bee appreciators unite! Ahead of our fascinating MTALKS event Bee bread: Human bread made using honeybee food technology on Sunday 4 November, urban beekeeper Nic Dowse from Honey Fingers lets us in on what we anthropoids have in common with our buzzy friends. Who knew it would be sourdough?   Words: Nic Dowse Surprise—honeybees and humans use the…

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We’re open! Bird’s-eye video and photos of MPavilion 2018

We’re open! Bird’s-eye video and photos of MPavilion 2018

It’s time for you to join us at MPavilion 2018—yes, we’re open in the Queen Victoria Gardens! Presenting this year’s MPavilion to you comes with an inch of pride and a mile of excitement, and we hope you love it as much as we do. Designed by world-renowned architect and educator Carme Pinós of Barcelona’s Estudio Carme Pinós,…

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Take a seat: Carme Pinós designs stool for MPavilion 2018

Take a seat: Carme Pinós designs stool for MPavilion 2018

When Barcelona’s Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós became our celebrated architect of MPavilion 2018, we knew we had to ask her to also design some furniture to go inside. And here it is! We’re excited to reveal the Carme Pinós-designed stool commissioned for MPavilion. Made in Spain, the stools are crafted of hand-tinted birch…

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Q&A: Parlour co-founder Justine Clark on equity in architecture

Q&A: Parlour co-founder Justine Clark on equity in architecture

In our opening week of events, gender-equity advocacy association Parlour is presenting an informal discussion between our esteemed MPavilion 2018 architect Carme Pinós and Melbourne-based architect Kerstin Thompson. With the tagline “women, equity, architecture”, Parlour is instrumental in bringing together research, resources and voices to advocate for better representation of, and opportunities for, women in Australian…

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Q&A: Dr Margaret Osborne on perfectionism

Q&A: Dr Margaret Osborne on perfectionism

High pressure to perform is present in all walks and stages of life, from school to sport, the arts world to the business world. On Thursday 18 October, Science Gallery Melbourne presents ‘Perfectionisms: Pressure to be perfect’, an intriguing discussion as part of our MTALKS series. On the panel is psychologist Dr Margaret Osborne of the Melbourne…

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Your MPavilion 2018 program is here!

Your MPavilion 2018 program is here!

Get your diary because our program of free spring-summer events has arrived. With hundreds of events and more collaborators than ever before, we couldn’t be happier to share this season’s calendar of talks and workshops, multidisciplinary performances, interactive installations, kid-friendly experiences, and more. This year’s program is inspired by the philosophies of MPavilion 2018 architect Carme Pinós of…

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Caroline Roux in conversation with Carme Pinós

Caroline Roux in conversation with Carme Pinós

Words: Caroline Roux Each October, an intriguing new work of architecture appears in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. It is the MPavilion, a project run by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, whose objectives are many. One is legacy: after its spring-summer sojourn, the pavilion will be found a permanent public home in the city. It also marks…

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Watch as we build MPavilion 2018

Watch as we build MPavilion 2018

It’s been an action-packed month in the Queen Victoria Gardens as our build partners Kane Constructions and ACE Contractors work tirelessly to bring MPavilion 2018 to life. Our latest time-lapse video shows what it takes to construct the geometric and elegant design by renowned Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. Carme’s MPavilion is certainly taking…

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Want to get married at MPavilion? Say yes!

Want to get married at MPavilion? Say yes!

Last November, MPavilion became a venue for celebration and relief as the nation said yes to marriage equality. This year, we’re marking the first anniversary of that historic occasion, and we’d love you to be involved! On Saturday 17 November we’re inviting you to tie the knot at MPavilion with a morning ceremony of your own, followed that…

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The build begins! We’ve broken ground on MPavilion 2018

The build begins! We’ve broken ground on MPavilion 2018

Each year at this time, as we begin construction of a brand new MPavilion for Australia, the mood in our office shifts as the grand vision of our renowned architect comes to life, a pavilion that will host an ambitious and exciting four-month program of events. This year we’re incredibly excited as construction of MPavilion 2018, designed…

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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.