Testing Grounds is currently closed for the winter break and looks forward to spring when we will be back bigger and better than ever.
In the short time Testing Grounds has been open it has seen hundreds of artists show their work, it has provided a space for experimental and emerging ideas to find a voice.
It has provided a backdrop for education and ideas-generation across a range of subjects — ideas around architecture, urban planning and community development have all been tested and tried on this strange triangle of land.It has allowed artists, students, producers and directors, painters and poets a space to take a chance, to extend their ideas and craft and make significant connections with new audiences. It has also provided the local Southbank community a new open space to explore and enjoy, to walk a dog or let children play, to just sit in a patch of sunlight for a minute and witness the beginning of a new art form.
It has been humbling and gratifying that the Testing Grounds program and site will be given an extended life with a reopening scheduled for late Spring 2016 with new facilities and a maturing of the curation and programming of this piece of creative infrastructure.
The creative team from The Projects will be back to bring you more cutting edge and experimental arts in the heart of the Arts Precinct.
Stay warm Melbourne and see you in spring.
Testing Grounds is operated by These Are The Projects We Do Together with support from Creative Victoria.