Testing Ground for art and education 2012

12 January–5 February 2012
Testing Ground | London

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Testing Ground, 2012 at Zabludowicz Collection, London
Testing Ground, 2012 at Zabludowicz Collection, London

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Testing Ground for art and education

Now in its fourth year, Testing Ground for art and education presents a number of innovative events and exhibitions including the annual collaboration by curating students from Goldsmiths College and Royal College of Art, a bootcamp for young artists and aspirational creators, a pop-up market for creative startups and an exhibition by Reza Aramesh to launch the eighth edition of his Centrefold scrapbook.

Creators' Boot Camp
Thursday 19 January, 12 – 5.30pm
Drinks reception, 7 – 9pm

Organised by the London Creative Enterprise Collective as part of Testing Ground for art and education, the Creators' Boot Camp offers a day of talks, mentoring and networking to give emerging artists and aspiring creators the tools they need to kick start their careers.

Including presentations by:
Artquest; Camden Town Unlimited and Meanwhile; Etsy; Hatch Events; Not Just a Label; Rampton & Kemp; School for Creative Startups; SEE - Student Enterprise and Employability and Speaking Out; Thames Festival; University of the Arts London Emerging Artists Programme

The Vaudeville Hootenanny
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 January, 12 – 6pm

A dazzling display of creative splendour designed to edify, amaze and uplift
Presented by School for Creative Startups

The School for Creative Startups' Vaudeville Hootenanny is the perfect antidote to the January blues, combining unique market stalls, live performances, screenings and creative workshops that promise to inspire the creative genius within. This two day creative extravaganza features a variety of handmade products, fashion accessories and home goods as well as vintage fairground fun and hands on activities including a perfume mixology workshop and crafting classes.

Centrefold 8
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 January, 12 – 6pm
Preview: Thursday 26 January, 7 – 9pm

An exhibition of past Centerfold scrapbooks selected by Reza Aramesh marking the launch of the publication's latest edition.

A short history of artists' books

Saturday 28 January, 3pm
As part of the launch exhibition for Centrefold 8 this discussion unpicks the artist's book, book artworks, and low-key publications as artistic medium and curatorial platform.

Acoustic Mirrors
Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 February, 12 – 6pm
Preview: Friday 3 February, 6 – 10pm

A dynamic weekend of events and live radio broadcast organised by curating students from the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College. Taking as their starting point the question of how we experience an artwork conceptually and physically when we have not seen it, Acoustic Mirrors invites speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and members of the public to reflect on the distribution of art today.

Gallery

Installation View, Testing Ground Time Scale, 2011 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andrea Lopez-Portillo
Installation View, Testing Ground Time Scale, 2011 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andrea Lopez-Portillo
Installation View, Testing Ground Time Scale, 2011 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andrea Lopez-Portillo
Installation View, Testing Ground Time Scale, 2011 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andrea Lopez-Portillo
Installation View, Testing Ground Time Scale, 2011 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andrea Lopez-Portillo
Installation View, Testing Ground Time Scale, 2011 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andrea Lopez-Portillo

Supporters

Goldsmiths
Royal College of Art
Future Map
University of Arts London
School for Creative Start Ups