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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
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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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