MPavilion Parkville

MPavilion Parkville, designed by Glenn Murcutt AO, is a new community space in the heart of the University’s Parkville precinct, hosting an annual program of free, interactive, and engaging cultural events.

Located outdoors, in a flexible, covered space, MPavilion Parkville’s artistic program takes inspiration from its architecture and environment, focusing on activities including:

  • Talks & discussions
  • Performances
  • Hands-on creative workshops
  • Artist residencies
  • Gatherings and celebrations

Everyone – whether students, academics or local communities – is invited to drop in and discuss, develop, make, break, listen, workshop and share.

Current Events

Past Events

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Venue Hire

MPavilion Parkville is available to the University of Melbourne and the wider community as a vibrant space for hire within the green surroundings of University Square. With included furniture and AV equipment, and retractable walls to protect from inclement weather, it’s a unique and refreshing space to host talks, community events, workshops and more.

Download the venue hire manual
for more information, or contact to speak to the events team directly.

MPavilion History

  • About MPavilion

    The MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt AO was first presented at Southbank’s Queen Victoria Gardens. Thanks to a generous philanthropic cultural gift from the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, it now has a new home in University Square, on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Eastern Kulin nation.

    About Glenn Murcutt AO:
    Often referenced as Australia’s most famous architect, Glenn is the only Australian recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2002) and in 2021, received the Praemium Imperiale, a global arts prize awarded annually by the Emperor of Japan. Glenn is internationally recognized for environmentally sensitive and responsible designs with a distinctive Australian character.About MPavilionMPavilion is an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and is supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria. It is Australia’s leading architecture commission—a cultural laboratory where the community can come together to engage and share. Each year since 2014, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation has commissioned an architect to design a pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens. The MPavilion then presents a free program season of cultural events and activations. At the close of each season, the MPavilion is gifted by the Foundation to the people of Victoria and relocated to a new home.

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