Testing Grounds – beyond the studio

Dr. Martine Corompt (RMIT) and Arie Rain Glorie
2019 Conference

While undergraduate education values and cultivates individual studio practice it also must respond to the changing reality of contemporary practice where young artists must be resourceful in how they make their work and where they exhibit it. This paper discusses examples of how locations such as Testing Grounds in Southbank, can provide rich experiences that are both challenging and engaging, as an alternative site for making and exhibiting beyond the traditional studio.

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About the author


Dr Martine Corompt is a lecturer and studio leader in the area of Time-based arts, School of Art RMIT. She teaches across first, second and third year students, with a specific focus on moving image, animation, mixed media installation and collaborative practice. Since 1995 Martine has exhibited widely in individual and group exhibitions, locally, nationally and internationally including works such as Torrent exhibited at Contemporary Art Tasmania and the Centre for Contemporary Photography 2015 and Tide exhibited at Westspace gallery 2012. Subjects such as the reductive representation of bodies of water and the natural and unnatural landscape contributed to theme of her PhD research project titled: Cartoon and the Cult of Reduction completed at the VCA Melbourne University in 2017.


Arie Rain Glorie

I am a curator and artist based in Naarm Melbourne. In 2015 I graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art, from RMIT.

As an artist I make video, live-art and installations, predominately for festivals. My practice is often collaborative and responsive.