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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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Mapping Melbourne 2019 Festival Launch

Multicultural Arts Victoria

Mapping Melbourne

29.11.19 - 29.11.19

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Multicultural Arts Victoria
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29.11.19 - 29.11.19

All Ages

6-8 pm

Wheelchair accessible

Free Event

Join us for a special preview into the festival in this night of surprises as we launch the 2019 program!

Hear from participating artists, keynote speakers and celebrate the opening of the amazing Comic Sans Exhibition curated by LIMINAL.

Featuring performances by Margot TanjutcoP7:1SMA (Singapore), and introductions from festival artists and producers.

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All Ages

6-8 pm

Wheelchair accessible

Free Event

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Sans Comic

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

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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Community Arts Day

Multicultural Arts Victoria

Mapping Melbourne

30.11.19 - 30.11.19

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Multicultural Arts Victoria
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30.11.19 - 30.11.19

1-4pm

All Ages

A day of food, performance, and installation featuring:

1.00-3.00pm An interactive COMIC DRAWING WORKSHOP, facilitated by the amazing comic artist, Kim Lam (dangerlam), the workshop will create a fun and inclusive environment for self-expression and discussion to learn, play and experiment with comic art.

2.00-3.00pm FORBIDDEN LAUGHTER is created as a collaborative mobile Butoh performance installation between Japanese/Australian performance artist Yumi Umiumare and Thai/Australian installation artist Pimpisa Tinpalit. Several pop-up performances with a surreal sense of humour will occur onsite with performers dancing and interacting as a moving installation.

3.00-3.45pm The exclusive Australian debut of BELON by P7:1SMA (Singapore) an interactive dance performance which explores the equilibrium between traditional conventions and the contemporary. The work seeks to occupy and engage the space of the in between and is embodied by the belon (Malay for balloon).

Audiences will also have the chance to experience the COMIC SANS EXHIBITION curated by Rachel Ang and Leah Jing, a serialised Australian comics anthology published by LIMINAL. These comics stretch from a few amusing thoughts to quiet moments, to deep dives into the most intimate, devastating relationships.

Joseph Nair

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1-4pm

All Ages

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