Testing Grounds is excited about the June 2018 announcement by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Creative Industries Minister Martin Foley regarding the future of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct – plans which have been spoken about ever since we established Testing Grounds at 1 City Road as a creative experiment. It is a bold vision that shows a commitment to the arts, research, and education, and promises the creative community the kinds of spaces and places they deserve.
Testing Grounds is proudly a temporary space for creative practices encompassing art, performance and design. Working with Creative Victoria, the Testing Grounds infrastructure is designed as a flexible system, with the intention to be relocated and reconfigured for other sites when the time comes to move on.
In the meantime, Testing Grounds is proud to continue to provide a place in the Arts Precinct for experimental art and design, as well as provide a supportive environment for emerging and independent creative practitioners to work, exhibit, and to develop their practice, and we invite everyone come along and check it out.
Testing Grounds has demonstrated the need and appetite for innovative exhibition and creative development space among Victoria’s independent creative industries sector, and we are extremely happy to see this embedded in the plans for the future of the precinct.