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Q&A: The Northcote Penguins on their inclusive art revolution

Q&A: The Northcote Penguins on their inclusive art revolution

Melbourne art collective the Northcote Penguins are taking over MPavilion on Wednesday 28 November, 1–4pm, for Preliminary outline: Performance drawing, a workshop that invites you to collaborate with the Penguins and experience the act of drawing as a public performance. Ahead of the event, we caught up with the wave-making group to find out what inspired…

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Look: Rob Adams’ acclaimed text comes to MPavilion

Look: Rob Adams’ acclaimed text comes to MPavilion

Architect and urban designer Rob Adams AM has joined us at MPavilion since we initiated the project in 2014, leading conversations each season about how to build more liveable cities through urban strategy. A champion of both the arts and environmental sustainability, Rob has been incredibly influential in the development of Melbourne in recent decades,…

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Q&A: Songwriter Alice Skye is stepping out

Q&A: Songwriter Alice Skye is stepping out

Alice Skye’s career to date has been brief but sparkling. The young singer-songwriter, a Wergaia and Wemba Wemba woman, moved from the Grampians to Melbourne and quickly built an audience with her thoughtful prose and incredible voice. This year, Alice released a critically acclaimed debut album, Friends With Feelings, and was honoured as the inaugural…

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V&A videogames curator Marie Foulston picks her must-see events at MPavilion

V&A videogames curator Marie Foulston picks her must-see events at MPavilion

Marie Foulston knows how to make waves. The chief curator of videogames at the UK’s Victoria and Albert Museum is the woman behind the museum’s interactive and ambitious 2018/19 exhibition Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, which has started worldwide conversations about the place of games in art spaces and landed Marie in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian…

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New global awards for OMA’s MPavilion 2017

New global awards for OMA’s MPavilion 2017

Our fifth season of MPavilion is currently in full swing in the Queen Victoria Gardens, but last year’s MPavilion design and program of events are still being celebrated. We’re excited to share the news that MPavilion 2017, designed by Netherlands-based OMA / Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, has been nominated in a number of globally recognised awards,…

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Media wrap: World press praises MPavilion 2018

Media wrap: World press praises MPavilion 2018

It was an awe-inspiring moment on a warm Melbourne spring evening—and the world media knew it. The opening of the majestic and conversation-starting MPavilion 2018, designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, drew a huge amount of press coverage here at home and around the globe, from Europe and the UK to…

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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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