Bijoy Jain – MPavilion 2016 exhibition inauguration on September 28

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Bijoy Jain Studio Mumbai: Making MPavilion 2016, installation image, Tobias Titz, RMIT Gallery.

Step inside the creative process of celebrated Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai at RMIT Gallery’s new exhibition that explores the inspirations and processes of making and designing MPavilion 2016.

Bijoy Jain Studio Mumbai: Making MPavilion 2016 (9 September – 22 October) provides a rare insight into the renowned Indian architect’s process.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by opera singer Deborah Cheetham  AO, Artistic Director of the Short Black Opera Company on Wednesday 28 September, 6-8 pm.

We warmly invite you to join us at this event – Bijoy Jain will be flying in from India that morning, and will be attending this event in his honour.

RMIT_MPavilion_FinalEvite_1200pxTo coincide with the public opening of MPavilion 2016, Bijoy Jain will present a highly anticipated public lecture at RMIT Gallery on 5 October 1-2 pm. Jain will elaborate on his design philosophy and the inspirations and challenges in designing this year’s MPavilion.

Bijoy Jain said that the exhibition at RMIT Gallery will provide context and insight into Studio Mumbai’s objective in designing MPavilion 2016.

“This is not just to create a new building, but to capture the spirit of the place by engaging the right materials and by respecting the surrounding nature through close collaboration with local artisans, craftsmen and engineers,” Jain said.

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Bijoy Jain, photo courtesy of Nicholas Watt.

Bijoy Jain Studio Mumbai: Making MPavilion 2016 is presented in partnership with RMIT Gallery, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, Confluence: Festival of India in Australia.

 MPavilion 2016, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, will be presented free to the public from 5 October 2016 through 5 February 2017.

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