Following the long-awaited reveal of the 2021 design by MAP studio (Venice) last week, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced a callout for artists, educators and designers to collaborate on MPavilion’s eighth season.
The kaleidoscopic pavilion – The Lightcatcher – will be an urban lighthouse that reflects and amplifies the people, colour and activities at this year’s program of free cultural events in the Queen Victoria Gardens.
Through a callout for expressions of interest, multidisciplinary collaborators have the opportunity to respond to five program themes inspired by MAP studio (Venice)’s MPavilion design: Island Life (November), That Which Makes Things Visible (December), Vacation, Location, Staycation (January), Rituals: Marking Life (February), Design as a Human Right (March).
For the third year in a row, MPavilion is also looking for 15 to 25 year-olds interested in programming, art, design and architecture to join M_Curators: a passionate group of young people shaping our 2021 season.
Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, this invaluable mentoring opportunity will provide young people with hands-on experience in planning, curating and delivering events.
“The callout for collaborators has become an integral and inspiring part of the MPavilion program, including the M_Curators initiative supported by our friends at Bloomberg Philanthropies since 2020,” said Sam Redston, CEO of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.
“We couldn’t be more excited to see the creative responses to MAP studio’s MPavilion in what will be an uplifting return to our home in the Queen Victoria Gardens as MPavilion continues to play a meaningful role in helping to revitalise our city.”
MPavilion is a philanthropic success story that has seen government, business and private sectors collaborate to bring an important new civic space to Melbourne with strong public, industry and educational components.
Supported by major partners City of Melbourne, the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria and RACV, it has received over 630,000 visitors since its inception in 2014.
Expressions of Interest for MPavilion 2021 are now open and close Sunday 15 August – 5.00pm. MPavilion 2021 will be open free to the public from 11 November 2021 until 27 March 2022. For more information, visit: www.mpavilion.org for details.
Image: MPavilion is calling for Expressions of Interest for 2021 (supplied)