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THE MPAVILION TEAM FOR 2016

A lot goes into MPavilion beyond the four months of the yearly program. In fact, our dedicated team work tirelessly commissioning, programming, communicating and building the MPavilion project throughout the entire year. With a thankful look at the past and an excited eye toward the future, we would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone who has helped make MPavilion such a great success so far, while…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN: THE 2016 MPAVILION / ART MONTHLY WRITING AWARD

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Now in its second year, our writing award is open for submissions again. As part of our commitment to celebrating the value of design, each year MPavilion teams up with Art Monthly Australasia to offer a prize and commission in support of new critical writing. The award is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). Australian writers are invited to submit a 200-word proposal for a 2,000-word…

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NAOMI MILGROM AO RECEIVES CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AUSTRALIA PHILANTHROPY LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Congratulations to MPavilion founder Naomi Milgrom AO, who has been recognised for her philanthropic contribution to Australia’s cultural life at tonight’s Creative Partnerships Awards at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Accepting the Philanthropy Leadership Award, she spoke about her personal experience as a supporter of the arts: “Philanthropy has helped me be more connected to our shared culture and the community. That is why over the past thirty years I…

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LISTEN BACK: MPAVILION AUDIO

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Attention audiophiles: we have audio files! Lots of you have been asking if we were recording this year’s MTalks events, and the answer is yes. We’ve been busy uploading the recordings to our SoundCloud—and, in the process, flooding our office with good memories. Please lend your ears to the big batch of listening links below. Amanda Levete, Martin Roth and Naomi Milgrom in conversation, 6 October 2015 25XDesign launch with…

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WE’RE HIRING!

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We’re excited to be hiring a new member of the MPavilion team! We’re searching for a copywriter and community manager to write our online program for the 2016/17 season; Tweet, ’gram and pen Facebook posts about upcoming events and our latest news; and chat with our social-media friends. Au fait with a CMS? Know the difference between its and it’s? Strive to stay one step ahead of Zuckerberg? If you’re…

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NOW IN STOCK: ‘MIRACLE SWAMP’, GINA LEVENSPIEL’S HISTORY OF THE QUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS

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Calling all book lovers and urban-planning enthusiasts. If you missed the launch of Gina Levenspiel’s book Miracle Swamp: The place of Queen Victoria Gardens in the urban, horticultural and creative life of Melbourne at MPavilion on 24 January, we have good news: you can now buy the book from us via the internet and, from this Friday, in person at World Food Books! Published by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with…

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OWN A LIMITED-EDITION M*SYNC PRINT BY PHEBE SCHMIDT

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A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on 24 January for M*SYNC, our first full-moon party, dreamed up in collaboration with HTRK’s Jonnine Standish and Unconscious Collective and co-presented by Triple R. From HYPNAPOD heartbeat syncing to a technopagan soundscape and moon-bathing ’til 4am, M*SYNC was about connecting with the people around you. In this spirit, photographer Phebe Schmidt created two limited-edition M*SYNC prints to raise funds for…

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A new Collins Street home for AL_A’s MPavilion

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MPavilion 2015 has a new address! A gift to the City of Melbourne, AL_A’s high-tech canopy of composite petals and carbon fibre stems will be relocating to the corner of Collins Street and Harbour Esplanade in Docklands. Making the announcement today, Naomi Milgrom AO, Chair of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, said: “In its new permanent home, Amanda Levete’s MPavilion 2015 will continue to inspire and be part of our city’s…

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AL_A’s MPavilion 2015 shortlisted for a WAN Award

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It was announced today that MPavilion has made the shortlist again for the famed WAN Awards (World Architecture News)—this time in the Small Spaces category. The WAN Small Spaces Award is a specialist category that celebrates small-scale architecture. With diminishing land availability, decreasing budgets and real estate at a premium, it falls upon architects and engineers to create ever more imaginative solutions to small-scale structures. The award recognises the most…

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MPavilion 2015 gifted to the City of Melbourne

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Now that MPavilion’s 2015/2016 cultural program and kiosk offering has officially drawn to a close, the pavilion has been gifted to the City of Melbourne by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. Under the care of the City of Melbourne, AL_A’s inspiring, forest-like structure will stay in the Queen Victoria Gardens until late February before moving to its new home—a permanent, inner-city location not too far away. As each MPavilion commission is…

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