The Living Pavilion is a living laboratory – a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice. Its unique horticultural design features over 40,000 Kulin Nation plants.
The Living Pavilion logo by Dixon Patten, represents this. The circle in the middle represents a meeting space. The water represents the creek that once ﬂowed through the space and signiﬁes journey and life. The plants represent ﬂora and fauna and connection to Country and place.
Located in 2019 on the future site of the New Student Precinct at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus, The Living Pavilion is a platform for celebrating Melbourne’s eclectic flora and fauna, as well as hosting events and performances by Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, artists and scientists.
Between May 1-17, The Living Pavilion will be open to all members of the public – to wander through and experience the dynamic landscape design, and enjoy the programmed events and performances. Even though some events require registration, all events are free and we encourage people to enjoy the space even if they are not attending programmed events.