Now in its final stages of construction, the inaugural MPavilion by internationally acclaimed Melbourne architect Sean Godsell is set to become a landmark for architecture and design enthusiasts alike, upon its highly anticipated October launch.
The temporary structure will stand amid the picturesque green landscape of the Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens, acting as a hub for an energetic program of events designed to inspire architectural thought.
Highlights of the program, which will run from October 2014 to February 2015, include prominent guest speakers, interactive workshops, architecture film screenings, creative performances, live music and art installations tailored to the transient nature of the MPavilion.
MTalks presents a series of 10 topical discussions with leading architecture and design industry professionals. Featured speakers include London’s Serpentine Galleries’ Director Julia Peyton-Jones OBE, renowned MPavilion designer Sean Godsell and Naomi Milgrom AO, MPavilion’s patron. Other guests include urban designer Rob Adams AM, fashion academic Robyn Healy and multidisciplinary artist and designer Callum Morton. Research, design and curatorial representatives from Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology, RMIT Design Hub and Melbourne School of Design are included in the line up.
MPavilion’s One Night Stand will showcase talented local artists, whose work will bring a dynamic creative energy to the hub and colour the surrounding gardens. The schedule of diverse artistic projects includes tactile installations, dreamy soundscapes, live art and guided tours, generating an immersive aesthetic experience for MPavilion guests.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will screen Cathedrals of Culture, a six-part documentary exploring the cultural influence of six iconic buildings. This is a feature presentation in a series of 13 film screenings that ACMI will run as an MPavilion collaborator.
Well-known Autralian landscape designer Paul Bangay will elaborate on his design of the new gardens borders surrounding the MPavilion, offering his expert suggestions on garden design during a guided tour.
MPavilion’s range of events will give visitors the opportunity to celebrate the city of Melbourne, with its burgeoning culture of design and architecture.
Read our coverage of the commencement of the MPavilion project here.
For more information about MPavilion, visit www.mpavilion.org