Commissioned by Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Designed by Amanda Levette of AL_A, London
MPavilion is a unique annual architecture commission and design event for Melbourne. Every year for four years, an internationally renowned architect will be commissioned to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens.
MPavilion is an event hub, a meeting place and an invitation to experiment, which brings together creative collaborators to present a four–month program of free talks, workshops and performances from October to February. Browse the full program at the MPavilion website →
Amanda Levete, a Stirling Prize winning architect, will design MPavilion 2015. Levete is the founder and principal of AL_A, an international award–winning design and architecture studio with ground–breaking projects including the upcoming redesign of new galleries, courtyard and entrance at the V&A Museum in London. For MPavilion 2015, Levete will create a temporary structure that responds to Melbourne’s climate and landscape and will create the sensation of a forest canopy in the heart of the city that gives shelter to a program of engaging free events, performances, installations and collaborations.
NIGHTLY at SUNSET
Each evening at twilight MPavilion comes to life with a soundscape by Speak Percussion Artistic Associate Matthias Schack-Arnott and lighting by Ben Cobham of Bluebottle.
TUE 06, 13 & 20 OCTOBER at 6.15PM
Amanda Levete kicks off this program of talks on the past, present and future of design and architecture.
FRI 9 OCTOBER at 1PM
Mezzo-soprano and core company member of Peeping Tom Eurudike De Beul delivers a special vocal performance to kick-off the Melbourne Festival program at Mpavilion.
SAT 10 OCTOBER at 1pm
Discover life in Sichuan with percussionists Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomkinson and Master Zhong Kaizhi.
SUN 11 OCTOBER at 1PM
Reading of John Marsden and Shaun Tan’s compelling picture book, by the adapter and director of the stage production, John Sheedy.
WED 14 OCTOBER at 1PM
Mick Stuart takes respite from LIMBO to play The Polumba, an instrument of his own invention made of 135 amplified steel prongs.
THU 15 OCTOBER at 1PM
Featuring Farkhonda Akbar, Sean W Whelan and Grace Vanilau.
FRI 16 OCTOBER at 1PM
Australia’s premier doctor’s orchestras will perform a diverse repertoire to sooth your Friday lunchtime.
SAT 17 OCTOBER at 1PM
Acclaimed musicians Laila Engle and Dan Richardson present a virtuosic recital of music for flutes, marimba and assorted percussion.
SUN 18 OCTOBER at 1pm
A performance of one of the composer's most-loved works.
THU 22 OCTOBER at 1PM
Featuring Ebony Moncreif, Abdul Hammed and Abe Nouk
FRI 23 OCTOBER AT 1PM
Virtuoso guitarist Mauricio Carrasco (The Experiment) delivers an intimate guitar performance.
SAT 24 OCTOBER at 1PM
Playwright Kate Mulvany reads Kit Williams’ iconic picture book Masquerade.
SAT 24 OCTOBER at 3PM
Renowned harpist Marshall McGuire returns with his modern and baroque harps.
Images: John Gollings