MKids: Spend the Summer School Holidays at MPavilion

William Hamilton-Coates

MPavilion has your summer school holidays sorted! Kids of all ages are invited to play under the colourful canopy of all(zone)’s MPavilion 2022 in the Queen Victoria Gardens as they get creative, tell stories, dream and learn with a series of free and fun workshops.

From Monday 9 January to Saturday 14 January, children will be able to weave their stories into an interactive installation as part of How long is a piece of stringa unique storytelling workshop designed to expand young imaginations. Hosted by 100 Story Building, this workshop and installation is a chance for participants to think about the experiences that have shaped them, and then, turn these into a kaleidoscopic string installation shimmering with colourful timelines and stories.

Get crafty on Sunday 15 January, and learn about Indigenous symbolism from Latin America at Mother Earth Textile Collective, where facilitators from Chiquitines Cultural Workshop Inc. will share the rich stories, histories and meaning behind specific symbols, and help kids stencil recycled fabrics or bark to add to a large community quilt. 

Budding foodies will have the chance to let their culinary imaginations run wild at Feast by Polyglot Theatre. Held across the weekend of Saturday 21 January and Sunday 22 January, a long table set with a white cloth, paper plates and flowers will set the scene for children to play with materials other than food to make truly delicious, and sometimes really horrible, culinary creations.

Held at the 9th MPavilion designed by internationally-acclaimed Bangkok-based architectural practice all(zone), led by Rachaporn Choochuey, all activities will be free to the public but registrations are required. 

MPavilion 2022 is open in the Queen Victoria Gardens until 6 April 2023. View the full program of events here.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.