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Design for all ages: Our go-to January family friendly events

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Young and old—design is for everybody! January at MPavilion is teeming with interactive workshops, playful MProjects and lighthearted events for all members of the family. We soar into the summer season with Swings, a special commission by OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, and carry on the buoyant atmosphere with oodles of stimulating holiday activities. We’ve rounded up some of our standout events below. Strap yourself in for our fun-filled kids’ program—adults welcome!



Redesign MPavilion with Minecraft

Sat 6 Jan 2018, 10.00am–12.30pm

Based on the ‘Block by Block’ program developed by UN-Habitat in partnership with Mojang, this workshop gives kids aged eight to fifteen a chance to bring their creative visions to life, using the video game Minecraft to build a virtual model—all the while exploring new ways of using technology and design to engage communities in the public realm.


Tin&Ed: Inflatable Futures

Mon 8 Jan – Sun 14 Jan 2018, 9.00am–4.00pm

These inflatable sculpture works combine the joy of bouncy castles with aesthetically beguiling sculptural form, encouraging kids to leap into the unknown and use play as a way to engage with ideas of space, technology and the future.




Club Kids Music Academy

Sun 7 Jan 2018, 10.00am–1.00pm

Using samplers, drum machines and keyboards in an environment that fosters the freedom of making music, Club Kids is designed for kids three to eight but open to anyone—all ages and abilities are welcome to come play with the ‘grown-up toys’ used by today’s top musicians.


Westside Circus activity sessions

Mon 8 Jan – Sun 14 Jan 2018, morning (11.00am–1.00pm ) and afternoon sessions (2.00pm–4.00pm )

Westside Circus is Melbourne’s leading not-for-profit circus dedicated to delivering friendly and accessible circus workshops with an inclusive approach that welcomes and celebrates difference. Juggling, tumbling, balancing or swinging sound up your alley? Discover the joys of circus as a way to free the imagination and bring people together.