Just announced! London Design Festival director Ben Evans in conversation


Along with Melbourne Conversations, we’re excited to announce a discussion with London Design Festival director Ben Evans at National Gallery of Victoria on Thursday 13 November. Ben will discuss his latest festival and exhibition program, commissioning temporary design projects, London’s position as a design capital and the festival’s impact on London’s cultural identity. He’ll be joined in conversation by Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Gallery and Art Collection, The University…

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MPavilion on video! David Gianotten in conversation

At our first MTalks event—co-presented by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and the Australian Institute of Architects—OMA’s Asia Pacific director David Gianotten joined Virginia Trioli at the Wheeler Centre to discuss the importance of place, culture and local identity in architecture. 

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Just announced! MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry in conversation with Edmund Capon

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In 1932, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) established the world’s first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design. Director Glenn D. Lowry pioneered and presided over the museum’s 2004 renovation, designed by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and is currently overseeing the ambitious expansion and redevelopment that is set for completion in 2018. Lowry comes to MPavilion on Thursday 30 October at 6pm to discuss design’s role in the…

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Dates for your diary


Does anyone have a fruitcake recipe? Because there are a lot of dates in this blog post. Not to mention a newly announced baking event at MPavilion, courtesy of local pastry enthusiasts Flour Market. As part of the MMeets program they’re inviting you to share your best sweet and savoury baked treats in a combined showcase of home cooks and professional bakers on Sunday 30 November. Register here before the…

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Countdown to launch


As Depeche Mode once said, “It’s just a question of time / it’s running out for you.” Or, in other words, some MPavilion events have limited spots! Especially our MTalks calendar and the weird and wonderful MMeets series curated in collaboration with Office for Good Design. Click the RSVP links on your favourite dates while the going’s good. First up in MTalks: visiting Serpentine Galleries director Julia Peyton-Jones in conversation with…

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Welcome to the program


IT’S ALIVE! Not only this website (which just launched) but also the inaugural MPavilion program (contained herein). With three weeks to go until the opening of Sean Godsell’s pavilion in the Queen Victoria Gardens, there’s still plenty of time to browse the events and plot your visits from 7 October right through until 1 February.  Created with help from hundreds of collaborators, the program is designed to make the most of…

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