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MPavilion is an event hub, a meeting place, a temporary landmark, a spontaneous detour, a starting point. From October 2015 to February 2016, we’re collaborating with thinkers, doers and makers to bring you a free four-month program of talks, workshops, performances and installations. Read on to learn more about MPavilion 2015, designed by AL_A, and then browse our events—and stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for last-minute programming updates. See you in the gardens!

Main photo by John Gollings.

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Wominjeka (Welcome)

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yalukit Wilum as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yalukit Wilum means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yalukit Wilum are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders, past, present and to the future.



Aren't we lucky ducks? We're in the @wheelercentre's spiffy new program. That means we get to introduce you to our 2016 architect Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai in the flesh real soon 👏 In July he's speaking @msdsocial about his process and its relationship to 'lore'. Feel like coming along for free? Too easy 👍Click the link on our bio to reserve a spot 🏃 Gee whiz. We sure know Australia's home to some of the world's most unaffordable property markets. That's why Western Australian artist @danmccabe_ has decided to start a conversation about this... literally in a tent he's pitched around 2016 @next_wave festival sites. If you too, want to join his conversation on low-maintenance living, community-building, and Australian cities, head to @footscrayarts from 12 - 14 May. 👉 More details in bio. #nextwave16 Reminder 🚨 We're on the lookout for an essay on interdisciplinary practice in art and design. All you need to do is submit a 200-word proposal by 18 June. The selected writer will receive $3,000, and the full essay will be published in the November issue of Art Monthly Australiasia (to be presented later in year as part of an #MTalk). This is all thanks to our friends at @artmonthly and @nava_visualarts. Stay warm and keep writing 👉 There's a link in our bio for more info. 📝👍#MPavilion #art #Design #ArtsWriting Next weekend is the Melbourne Art Book Fair at @ngvmelbourne with lots of exciting events and stalls featuring lots of #mpavilion friends including @assemblepapers @thegoodcopy @mumamonash @sibling_nation and many more. We've got three double passes to the preview next Friday evening where you will get first access to get your hands on limited-edition publications. TO ENTER >>> Comment below, tagging the friend you'd like to take. Winners announced here on Tuesday afternoon. 📚