Gallery: MPavilion 2016 by Rory Gardiner

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London-based and Melbourne born, Australian photographer Rory Gardiner works in a photographic realm overtaken by the relative ease and undeniable immediacy of digital. Rory captures the world in analogue, carrying on the beautiful tradition of a photograph made by the simple yet wonderful process of light falling on sensitive, tangible film. In this series commissioned…

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MPavilion architects makes Dezeen Hot List 2016


The momentum builds for summer’s arrival and so too the accolades for MPavilion! We are pleased to announce that MPavilion 2015 architect Amanda Levete of AL_A and this year’s MPavilion 2016, architect Bijoy Jain and Studio Mumbai, feature in Dezeen’s Hot List 2016. The Dezeen Hot List is a who’s who of the “architects, designers, brands and products…

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A Bauhaus Q & A with Dr Ann Stephen


The rise of fascism and the resulting European diaspora of the inter-war and post-war periods had a profound affect on Australian art, architecture and design. One result was the arrival to Australia of emigré and refugee Bauhaus modernists. The year 2019 marks a century since the Bauhaus first opened its doors in Weimar, Germany, and…

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Fresh titles added to the MPavilion library!


We’ve made some new additions to our library—our media depository for a wide array of MPavilion happenings. Revisit, or visit for the first time, talks and events from over the years—you can go back in time two weeks or two years, it’s completely up to you. Head on over to MTalks—A spring salon by Parlour; a talk…

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A November of Creative Cities at MPavilion

Still from still from ‘Hyper-reality’ by Keiichi Matsuda

The UNESCO-led Global Report, Culture: Urban Future, recently launched in Quito, Ecuador, in mid-October states that: “Culture has the power to make cities more prosperous, safer, and sustainable.” The report “makes the case that culture needs to be fully integrated into urban strategies to ensure their sustainability, as well as a better quality of life for residents.”…

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October’s Greatest Hits

As our calendars flip into a new month and our program of events continue unabated, we look back on the last four weeks that have blended the colours of Indian culture with talks on architecture, bug workshops for kids, days for dogs and ghoulish grooves for Halloween and many, many cups of coffee from our…

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MPavilion 2016 garners global news coverage


We’ve received a wonderful response in the media over the last month and more, before and since the opening of MPavilion 2016/17. In the spirit of spreading the good news, we’d like to share with you now some links to the wonderful coverage MPavilion 2016 has received. “The pavilion is a carrier for ideas that run deeper…

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Arup recognised for Engineering Excellence


Since MPavilion 2015 the team from Arup—designers, builders, engineers, consultants and technical specialists—have been a vital part of the engineering details of MPavilion. We are proud to announce, in addition to their already substantial awards cabinet, that two of their recent projects have been recognised at the Victorian Engineering Excellence Awards 2016 held at Engineers Australia headquarters. MPavilion 2015…

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New additions to the MPavilion library!


Have you met our library? It is the place to go to catch up on heaps of happenings at MPavilion—from our beginnings in 2014 until this very week. In addition to the plethora of archival media from the last two years of MPavilion, we are pleased to tell you that we have added some new recordings from our 2016/17 program…

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Meet our Kiosk!


Serving-up the best of Melbourne all spring and summer long, coffee luminaries Three Thousand Thieves head-up the MPavilion kiosk once again with a curated collection of coffee and produce from local leaders in Melbourne food and drink culture. Three Thousand Thieves have the ultimate Instagram for the coffee connoisseur. Did we say coffee? Each month, the MPavilion kiosk…

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A dog day with ACMI, Dog Photog and Tom + Captain

Photo by Sophie Calle

The proverbial ‘dog days’—the hot, and sultry days of summer—are still awaiting us over the spring horizon but, in fact, every day is a kind of dog day at MPavilion. Our place in the park is a kid and pooch friendly space for all, and, while you’re sure to meet a candid canine on any given day…

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