MPavilion 2014

Words and photos - J Forsyth

MPavilion opens to the public today, 7 October 2014. Commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and designed by Architect Sean Godsell, MPavilion will be the new kind of club house.  The first in a four year series of temporary structures, running a summer-long program of talks, workshops, music, film screenings art and dance performances.

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Just south of the river in beautiful Queen Victoria Gardens framed by rows of tall leafy trees, manicured gardens beds, city skyline and the Art Centre.  Launching under the cover of nature, those with heavy duty tripods, industrial microphones and shit-hot shoes gathered drinking Everyday Coffee. The creators spoke, choir sung angelically as the pavilion raised up and transformed. Initially appearing to be a simple grey cube, MPavilion evolves into a multi-layered master-piece, simple and complex, and wait to you see the chairs.

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Melbourne loves festivals, pop-ups, music, design, art and coffee and MPavilion encompasses all that we love.  Open everyday except New Years Day, free to the public, and housing Everyday Elsewhere, the MPavilion pop-up for Collingwood's Everyday Coffee.  Check the website for details on the daily opening ceremony, night-time talks, Melbourne Festival events and collaboration's with artists like Bindy Cole and Andras Fox. MPavillion_launch-40

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What: MPavilion

Where: Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road, Melbourne (not to be confused with Queen Victoria Market)

How:  I don't know, ask the Architect tonight 6pm - 7pm.

When: 7 October - 1 February, 2015

Cost: Free, however some events are ticketed, so book online.