Program

 

Want to be part of the MPavilion 2019 public program?

The MPavilion 2019 season of free events is going to be huge—and we want you to be involved! Expressions of interest are now open to be a part of our sixth season, happening between 12 November 2019 and 22 March 2020. Collaborate with us by hosting a workshop, talk, debate, presentation, performance, installation or intervention at MPavilion! Read more.

In 2019, we’re also calling on young people aged 15–25 to submit event proposals! Individuals, schools and organisations are all encouraged to apply. Read more.

How do you apply?

Applications open on Tuesday 14 May and close at 11.59pm on Friday 7 June.

We’ll be in touch by Friday 19 July to let you know if your application has been successful. We can’t wait to hear from you!


 

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MTalks

Explore the role of architecture and design in contemporary city life with special guests and collaborators from Melbourne and beyond. Running from October to February, MTalks puts leading minds behind the mic and invites them to investigate new ideas.

MMeets

MMeets, say hello to our 2018/19 season. We’re hosting a third series of free, unexpected gatherings that invite Melburnians to use MPavilion as a clubhouse, a meeting place and a starting point—and explore the value and impact of design and creativity. Meet up with us, your friends and a troupe of makers and creators.

MMusic

MMusic is back for 2018/19 with a series of free shows, sets, workshops and admittedly hard-to-define aural experiences presented in collaboration with Melbourne artists, DJs and experimenters.

MKids

MKids is back for our 2018/19 season! We have marked out all the fun and relaxed, kid-friendly events in our program, including those that are specifically suited to kids and kids at heart.

MProjects

MProjects exist at MPavilion for an enduring time span. Always captivating, MProjects events are unique, site-specific installations and activations at our place in the Queen Victoria Gardens.

MRelay

In 2018/19, we’re talking about what it means to make our cities inclusive and equitable—from gender to accessibility, cultural diversity and living quality. Join us for our series of tag-team discussions, engaging leading thinkers and doers—and you!

architecture

Talks, workshops, meets, readings and more on how the spaces we inhabit in our cities and neighbourhoods define our lives.

art

Art. Sound art, visual art, installation, public space interventions and everything in-between.

business

This topic covers all things commerce: from entrepreneurs to ethics to new technology, and the spaces in-between.

dance

From live performances to workshops and talks about dance, these events are all about the art of human movement.

design

Good design = a good life. Come along to these talks, workshops, meetings and encounters all about design.

design & science

Design & Science explores the design in science and the science in design. This topic is made possible by the Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation and includes talks, workshops, interactive installations and screenings!

dogs

Because dogs.

education

Events with an educational angle.

ethics

Honest to goodness, ethics are an essential pillar of our modern civil society. These events explore the principled side of life.

history

From talks to readings, to performances and workshops, and more—these events have a historical bent.

Indigenous culture

Events exploring Indigenous culture—past, present and future.

performance

Bands and musical groups, DJs, talks and workshops that include performance; theatrical events, readings and spoken word, and so much more.

society

Talks, workshops and events that explore issues facing our society.

STEM

Our STEM program highlights events focusing on learning and engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, sponsored by the State Government of Victoria’s Office for Women.

technology

Technology is ubiquitous in modernity. These events zoom-in on technology’s place in art, architecture, design and our lives.

urbanism

The way modern cities evolve play a fundamental role in how we live. These events focus on all things urban.

wellbeing

Morning yoga. A cup of tea. Meditation. Modern life has come to be defined by a focus on wellness and health—this topic has wellbeing covered!

writing

All matters wordy and worldly with workshops, writing awards, readings, authors in-conversation, and writers (surprisingly!) not necessarily talking about writing.

technology

Technology is ubiquitous in modernity. These events zoom-in on technology’s place in art, architecture, design and our lives.

Mon 15 Oct – Mon 21 Jan
MTalks BLAKitecture
Mon 15 Oct – Sun 3 Feb Listen any time via the SensiLab website
MProjects SensiLab presents ‘Big Earth listening’
Tue 23 Oct 12.30pm–1.30pm
MTalks Asialink Arts presents Hugh Davies
Fri 2 Nov 2.00pm–4.00pm
MMeets Ask an expert
Sat 3 Nov 2.00pm–4.00pm
MMeets Designing the future of robotics
Fri 9 Nov 1.00pm–2.00pm
MTalks Tech yarns with Celeste Carnegie
Sun 25 Nov 10.00am–1.00pm
MKids Design your own pavilion with OoPLA
Fri 14 Dec 12.00pm–3.00pm
MMeets Building using augmented reality
Mon 7 Jan – Fri 18 Jan Any time
MKids Playable Streets presents ‘The Plants’
Sat 19 Jan 10.00am–1.00pm
MKids Club Kids Music Academy
Sun 3 Feb 1.00pm–6.00pm
MMusic Space and sometimes movement
Mon 11 Feb – Fri 15 Feb 12.00pm–1.00pm
MMeets The Podcast Hour

Regular Events

Tue 9 Oct – Sun 17 Feb Every day at the opening and closing of MPavilion
MProjects ||Reflections|| ritual by Lisa Greenaway

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.