Temporary infrastructure for creative practices
What's On 10th Birthday Gallery

Testing Grounds

House of Fast Fashun

Fast Fashun x Midsumma

As part of Midsumma, Fast Fashun presents House of Fast Fashun – a house made of clothing and textile waste; a space for community, collaboration, and self-expression. 

You are invited to create haute couture outfits out of clothing and textile waste. Artists are on hand to help by giving demonstrations and assistance. There is a low barrier of entry into art making. Putting things together with just safety pins is encouraged. There are also sewing supplies available to use. 

A runway show will happen every hour on the hour. Participants are encouraged to showcase their creations by wearing them and walking down the catwalk. 

The artists reclaim the fashion catwalk as an inclusive, celebratory space of creative expression.  

Audiences are welcome to watch or participate. Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult.

House of Fast Fashun is supported by Midsumma x Ignite Melbourne

Midsumma x Ignite Melbourne is a wave of outdoor arts, music, performance and culture across iconic locations in Melbourne’s CBD, in summer ’23. Ignite will intrigue you, and encourage you out of your regular programming as each activation takes you on an immersive and interactive journey.

The six productions that make up Midsumma x Ignite Melbourne have been created and curated by quintessential Melbourne Artists, each piece will share with you their expression of A Safe(R) Space and the beautiful intricacies of intersections of a diverse community.

This will be the first time these works have ever been experienced at this scale.

Testing Grounds news and events