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6 September 2017

MPavilion has announced its 2017-18 program which will include events with international design and arts leaders alongside local creative stars.

artists impression of the new MPavillion

MPavilion 2017 designed by OMA

MPavilion, which is a temporary pavilion that takes residence in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens over the spring/summer period, provides a space for public debate, events and workshops in design, music, art and performance.

An initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, this year will mark the fourth MPavilion. The space has been designed by lauded architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Netherlands-based architecture firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

The four-month program, which will kick off on 3 October, includes free talks by London-based architect and curator Jack Self, South African video artist and photographer Candice Breitz, New-York based architect Elizabeth Diller, Albanian contemporary artist Anri Sala and Singaporean artist Sam Lo.

For the first time MPavilion will extend its reach into regional Victoria with a special series of events held in partnership with Shepparton Art Museum and Geelong Gallery. Another new partnership with Melbourne music rehearsal and recording studio Bakehouse Studios will see a program of secret gigs, rehearsal style shows and music related talks.

The MKids program will return with activities for children and their families and the space will also host a regular playgroup and discussion group for new partners and their babies and if fur babies are more your style, watch out for the ever popular dog meets which include a specially designed photo booth for dogs.

MPavilion will be open to the public from 3 October 2017 to 4 February 2018. Events are free, bookings are required for some events.

See the full MPavilion 2017-18 program