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On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

Testing Grounds provides creative spaces for exhibitions, events, workshops and screenings. Located in two big old buildings near the Queen Victoria Markets, we have a range of low cost indoor spaces available for short-term hire.

From $250/night up to $1000/week (plus staffing if required) + GST
Size: 109m²
Capacity: 100

A large space ideal for exhibitions, performances, workshops and events.

From $750/week up to $2400/month (plus staffing if required) + GST
Size: 206m²
Capacity: 120

A large warehouse space suitable for rehearsals, workshops, classes and performances.

From $150/night up to $750/week (plus staffing if required) + GST
Size: 308m²
Capacity: 150

A large basement with a screen and sound system setup. Perfect for screenings, exhibitions, installations and events.

From $25/day + GST
Size: 90m²
Capacity: 30

Upstairs in a shared office environment. Perfect for individuals and small groups looking for a light filled work space.

From $75/week + GST
Size: 50m²
Capacity: 10

A small, private space upstairs. Perfect for the development of creative projects and practices.

On the 4th of October 2023, Testing Grounds turned 10. We are humbled to have been surrounded by such good people, so many experimental projects and new ways of thinking. This project began as a 12-month experiment in the back blocks of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and it's been a great pleasure working in public with thousands of people and over 900 projects since 2013. We are thankful to Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne for the support. After 10 years of working and making outdoors, Testing Grounds is packing up the beams and columns and coming inside. We have come to the end of an era. Thank you, and see you inside.

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