The annual MPavilion programme launches next Tuesday 3 October with a jam-packed line-up of cultural events scheduled for its opening week. Now in its fourth iteration, this year’s OMA-designed structure will light up the Queen Victoria Gardens from October to February, serving as a multi-functional landmark, performance space, venue and meeting place provoking discussions around public space, city-making and the future of Melbourne’s physical and cultural development.
And that’s only the first week! Steer your eyes over to the website to stay up to date with the ever-evolving line-up of fun and informative workshops, tours, talks, performances and exhibitions that will take you from the gardens to beyond.
Main image: OMA’s 2017 MPavilion (model). Photo by Tim O’Connor.
Onigiri is a staple found everywhere in Japan: from the aisles of convenience stores to fancy food halls. This week, the wonderful Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares two quick recipes for home made onigiri with mustard greens and umeboshi, and mushroom onigiri (scroll down for more), for a rice-filled belly on the go
As a number of Melbourne's prominent gay venues started to close down, Sam Cremean felt a sense of loss. This prompted him to investigate what was happening to gay neighbourhoods internationally. He discovered that these important spaces were slowly disappearing from cities around the world
Where European architecture starts with the exterior shape of the building, Asian buildings are imagined from the inside out. Curators of the acclaimed Indonesia Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018, Ary Indra and David Setiadi, elucidate how 'emptiness' is sculpted in Indonesian architecture, one remarkable building at a time