Your MPavilion 2018 program is here!

Get your diary because our program of free spring-summer events has arrived. With hundreds of events and more collaborators than ever before, we couldn’t be happier to share this season’s calendar of talks and workshops, multidisciplinary performances, interactive installations, kid-friendly experiences, and more.

This year’s program is inspired by the philosophies of MPavilion 2018 architect Carme Pinós of Barcelona’s Estudio Carme Pinós and considers what it means to cultivate inclusive and equitable cities. International guests include Carme Pinós, celebrated former director of Tate museums Sir Nicholas Serota CH, acclaimed next-gen New York theatre director and writer Lila Neugebauer; UK-based design sensations Fixperts, and more.

In 2018 we’ve expanded our Indigenous architecture forum series BLAKitecture. We’re also hosting our inaugural Writer in Residence, Maddee Clark, and are thrilled to announce our Artist in Residence, the award-winning Esther Stewart, who will create an interactive installation for you to enjoy at MPavilion over summer.

This season’s local collaborators include Bakehouse StudiosChunky Move, SensiLab at Monash UniversityMelbourne Theatre CompanyMulticultural Arts VictoriaLiquid Architecture, Science Gallery MelbourneMelbourne FestivalWestside CircusBedroom Suck RecordsHeide Museum of Modern Art and many, many—did we say many?—more.

Construction of Carme’s MPavilion is currently underway in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct and will open to the public on Tuesday 9 February.

Watch our launch video below and head to our program page to see what’s on at MPavilion 2018.



Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam 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 Yaluk-ut Weelam 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.