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Testing Grounds Studio Program

Testing Grounds

Studio Program

02.10.19 - 30.04.20

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Testing Grounds
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02.10.19 - 30.04.20

Ongoing

A village of artists occupy the indoor spaces working on major creative projects. Selected through a competitive application process this cohort of artists receive a free studio in the arts precinct for seven months.

Recognizing what arises from artists with diverse creative practices being afforded the time and space to meet, discuss and interact, Testing Grounds is committed to establishing a supportive and productive creative culture. That’s why we decided to offer these spaces for artists to dive deeper, think bigger, and invest in their practices. 

In turn, this program allows us – the architects, operators, and programmers of Testing Grounds – to experiment with different time scales and learn about how the infrastructure can support and enable creative practices in new ways. After supporting over 300 creative projects since 2017 this is an opportunity to flip what we do.

With their studio, the artists also receive project management support, critical feedback and exposure to Melbourne’s arts community. 

The studio artists are Dan Newell, Lichen Kelp, Roberta Rich, Ava Amedi, James Voller, Bridget Chappell, Aphids, Justin Balmain, Emilie Walsh and Susannah Langley.

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Wilder

Ren Gregorčič

Installation

11.11.19 - 30.06.20

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Ren Gregorčič
0382
11.11.19 - 30.06.20

PUBLIC PROGRAM wilder is accompanied by a series of free events on the themes of urban design and nature management delivered by the artists in collaboration with other artists and industry experts. 

Explores the potential of unsuppressed nature and land management in urban spaces.

The project presents a propositional space; a fissure in the blanket of bitumen and concrete where nature is given free license to grow wild without intervention or cognitive overlay.

Over the eight-month project period, audiences will have the opportunity to visit and re-visit the site to observe and reflect on nature’s response to the conditions of wilderness within the context of Melbourne’s urban environment.

Image: Ren Gregorčič

PUBLIC PROGRAM wilder is accompanied by a series of free events on the themes of urban design and nature management delivered by the artists in collaboration with other artists and industry experts. 

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Comic Sans

Multicultural Arts Victoria

Exhibition

30.11.19 - 13.12.19

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Multicultural Arts Victoria
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30.11.19 - 13.12.19

Exhibition open (8am - 4pm)

2 - 4 Dec
6 Dec
9 - 13 Dec

The Comic Sans series considers drawing to be a mode of enquiry; a new way of thinking; a literary art form. These comics stretch from a few amusing thoughts to quiet moments, to deep dives into the most intimate, devastating relationships.

Curated by Rachel Ang and Leah Jing, Comic Sans is a serialised Australian comics anthology published by LIMINAL. This exhibition features work from the series, by dangerlamHumyara MahbubIssey FujishimaLee LaiMatt HuynhMeg O’SheaRachel Angurbigfrog, and more.

Join us at the Mapping Melbourne Community Day for food, performance, and installations in partnership with Comic Sans x LIMINAL.

Kim Lam

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Exhibition open (8am - 4pm)

2 - 4 Dec
6 Dec
9 - 13 Dec

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The Lifted Brow #44: ‘Digital Intimacies’ exhibition and launch

The Lifted Brow

Event

13.12.19

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The Lifted Brow
0363
13.12.19

All Ages
Free

6-11pm

The Lifted Brow warmly invites you to join us for a special night of interactive art and performance, in celebration of the special DIGITAL INTIMACIES edition of our magazine, published in December 2019.

This exhibition, curated in collaboration with BONFIRE PARK, features a series of original videogames and pieces of interactive art that respond to writing from the Brow’s archives, and new ekphrastic writing in response to existing games.

The night will debut new work from exceptional game devs Mohamed Chamas, Jess Reddi Coronell, and Maize Wallin, as well as writing from Loni Jeffs, Rory Green, and Raelee Lancaster.

Readings and performances will kick off at 6.30pm sharp, with a live techno ASMR performance from Flatwhite Damascus and Mxmv.

We are also incredibly excited to reveal that Chloe Alison Escott will be joining us for one night from Hobart, to score the evening with a live Zevende Klasse set.

In summary: There will be READINGS, there will be GAMES, there will be FOOD AND DRINKS, there will be MUSIC AND MERRIMENT. The whole evening will “””EXIST AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY”””. It’s going to be something truly special.

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