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Testing Grounds

Testing Grounds

Facilities Overview

 

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Testing Grounds has four different undercover/indoor spaces connected with a large steel canopy structure.

These indoor spaces are used as artist studios who are part of our Studio Program.

The outdoor grounds are available for short term creative projects and education programs.

You can go on a 360 journey of the space here.

Open Box

Open Box hosts Community Precinct coffee cart during the day, but can be available as an outdoor undercover space for night time events or projects.

Grounds and Superstructure

A  6m x 6m steel grid forms a superstructure and a framework across the site for shelter, for hanging artworks and for distributing power, lighting, and data. Conceived as a low cost and efficient response to the shape of the site, it is designed to provide maximum utility without prescribing use, allowing for framing, hanging, staging, and countless other possibilities.

The grounds has a number of furniture items (see Kit of Parts) that are all moveable and scaffolding, enabling as much flexibility of use as possible.

Kit of parts

In addition to the fixed infrastructure of the site – the Boxes and the superstructure – Testing Grounds offers smaller scale infrastructure as a ‘kit of parts’. These parts include free-standing frames, hanging frames, work tables, bleacher-style seating, and a series of steel plinths in different sizes. The kit is designed to sit within and amongst the governing superstructure and Boxes; movable, adaptable, connectable, and freely available to reconfigure.

The kit of parts has already been used by artists and site users in impressively inventive ways, from hammock frames to lecterns to plinths to exhibition surfaces.