Program Advisory Panel


For the second year in a row, MPavilion 2022 welcomes a Program Advisory Panel to join the program team in the development of the season.
This panel is made up of Melbourne based industry professionals, who meet with us to share and oversee the expression of interest process.
Our 2022 Program Advisors are:


Maddison Miller is a Darug woman and archaeologist at Heritage Victoria. Maddi advocates for broader acceptance and incorporation of Aboriginal knowledge systems in design, urban research and architecture. Maddi is the co-chair of the Indigenous Advisory Group to the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub of the National Environmental Science Program.

Maddi is deeply committed to and actively involved in creating space for Aboriginal voices in place making through Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria, of which she is a member. Maddi is a current participant in the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program.

Vipoo Srivilasa in his studio by Eve Wilson

Vipoo Srivilasa

Over a career spanning more than 20 years, Vipoo Srivilasa has created intricate and elaborate artworks that reflect his bicultural experience living between Australia and Thailand. Working predominantly in ceramics, though his expansive practice also incorporates mediums of paper, mix media, bronze, public art and performance art. Srivilasa’s works celebrate the intersections and overlaps between our cultural, social, philosophical, and environmental ideologies with a mix of playfully and reverence, iconography and ornamentalism.


Louise Villar an emerging artist, art manager, and multi-hyphenate creative director based in Naarm / Melbourne with a BA degree in Art History and Philosophy. She aims to create programming that makes the fine arts more accessible to those outside of the art world. Currently, Louise is taking part in multiple curating programs, producing upcoming music videos, and working in art galleries. In collaboration with a local filmmaker, Louise is currently developing a creative arts community that aims to connect and support local creatives based in Naarm / Melbourne by giving them a platform to collaborate, exchange ideas and showcase their work.

By Josh Deane

EmmanueL Akakpo

Emmanuel is of African descent, moving to Australia at a young age was a massive culture shock, but he used that as inspiration to further his dream, now Emmanuel’s lifestyle consists of skating, modelling and fashion. through meeting amazing people he found myself part of a creative collective called OUTWST, which is a marketing platform to expand on further creative opportunities, i.e., Fashion Runways, Art Exhibitions, and Events.

Sarah Mair at MPavilion 2021 by Casey Horsfield


Sarah is a recent architecture graduate, editor, events curator and furniture designer with a passion for sharing ideas and public facing design enquiry. She is a graduate of Architect at Hassell, a projects and events facilitator with Parlour, and has a furniture practice called Polyphase that addresses radical forms of material sustainability. Sarah is also a past curator of Process Talks, editor of Inflection Journal Volume 5 and a recent designer and fabricator at agricultural start-up Bardee.

David Gonzalez

David is the founder of Jewel Box Performances, a Melbourne based program that provides marketing support grants and artistic commissions to early-career Indigenous, Black and People of Colour performing artists. Jewel Box was launched at MPavilion 2018 and is currently run through Footscray Community Arts.

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.