February 2, 2015

MPavilion closes after attracting more than 64,000 visitors to 317 free events over four months

The inaugural MPavilion, Australia's newest temporary pavilion designed by renowned architect Sean Godsell, closed on 1 February 2015 after collaborating with 200 artists, musicians, designers and thought activists to attract over 64,000 visitors to 317 free events since opening on 7 October 2014.

MPavilion transformed Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens into an engaging cultural hub, its free public program featuring 26 talks, 36 music performances, 28 public workshops, 16 educcational events and 15 visual artists.

The temporary artspace represented the first in a major new series of annual architecture commissions and design events initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. It is the result of a landmark public/private four-year partnership between the Foundation and the City of Melbourne, along with the Victorian State Government and Australia Council.

The Sean Godsell-designed MPavilion has been gifted by the Foundation to the City of Melbourne and will be relocated to a site within the City precinct, to be announced April 2015.