Photographer - John Gollings
Photographer - John Gollings
9 Oct 2018 / News
ICON’s Picks: 2018 MPavilion Program Highlights

The recently opened MPavilion is set to be an architecture and cultural hub in Melbourne this summer. Designed by influential Barcelona-based architect and educator Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, the pavilion is situated in the Queen Victoria Gardens and will hold a series of talks and cultural events for everyone to enjoy.

Presented by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, MPavilion is in its fifth year and is a must-visit attraction for design, music and community minded locals and visitors.

As the free four-month program commences, we have compiled some of our top highlights from this season’s program that are not to be missed.


MTalks Melbourne Festival Presents ‘The Land On Which We Stand’

9 Oct 2018, 12.15pm–1.15pm

Join a panel hosted by Jonathan Holloway and featuring MPavilion 2018 architect Carme Pinós of Barcelona’s Estudio Carme Pinós, Jefa Greenaway and Robin Penty on the first day of MPavilion’s 2018/19 program in an exploration of country, levels of meaning, occupation and use of land.


MTalks ‘The Art Museum In Flux’ With Sir Nicholas Serota

26 Oct 2018, 6.15pm–7.15pm

Over the past twenty years we have seen very significant changes in the way in which art museums work with artists and how they engage with their public. Celebrated former director of Tate, Sir Nicholas Serota CH, will give an exclusive Melbourne keynote on the impact of these changes on the outlook and programmes of museums with special reference to the evolution of Tate during the period in which he led on the creation of Tate Modern, the adoption of a wider international perspective and the development of a new approach to audiences.


MProjects Fixperts Community Engagement Design Intervention

7 Nov –21 Dec 2018

Fixperts is a creative social campaign launched in the UK in 2012 that uses design to help people with everyday problems. Coming to MPavilion 2018, this Fixperts project involves student designers and their tutors engaging with the local community to identify a person with a genuine problem with the potential for transformational impact. This intervention, conducted by RMIT’s School of Design in conjunction with MPavilion, is the first Fixperts project to be conducted in Australia. It will be led by Professor Ian de Vere, Associate Dean of Industrial Design, who has run similar projects in the UK and Hong Kong.


MMeets RMIT Master Of Fashion (Design) Graduate Showcase

15 Nov 2018, 6pm–8pm

This collaborative presentation will celebrate the 2018 RMIT Master of Fashion (Design) cohort’s mastery of advanced fashion practice. Each designer in showing their collection will respond to the unique MPavilion architecture and site in an immersive experience. Discover these emerging design practices presented on the MPavilion stage, as we celebrate a culturally diverse, critically and aesthetically potent group of RMIT Master of Fashion (Design) graduates.

On various dates throughout the MPavilion season, there will be Morning Yoga with Happy Melon and Dog Walking Adventures with Tom + Captain.

For more information on the MPavilion program, please visit mpavilion.org

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