From the 8th-23rd December Test Space will be taking over space in the Corn Exchange, Leeds. Test Space: Christmas Wrapping is a unique Yuletide pop up art space showcasing and selling work by some of Leeds most original and exciting artists, designers and makers.
Test Space: Christmas Wrapping will be selling a whole range of one off and limited edition prints, cards,
t-shirts, books, ‘zines, canvases and more; just in time for Christmas.
To celebrate the launch of their debut single ‘The Myth’ Soul Circus are hosting their launch party at Test Space with a weekend of shows starting Friday 15th Oct.
We are very pleased to be bringing Manchester’s One69a creative collective over to Leeds for a week long residency here at Test Space, culminating in an exhibition on the 21st of October.
BOOTH is a new informal photography club at Test Space. BOOTH will be running regular events, challenges, exhibitions and showcases over the coming months.
Rabbit Portal presents “Dead Good” a Halloween show featuring some great creative talents.
The show features:
Rabbit Portal, Drew Millward, Jay Cover, Luke Pearson, Kristyna Baczynski , Steven Chan, Jack Teagle, Lesley Barnes, Ubberkraft, Guy Mckinley, The Pern, Kate Prior, Muxxi, James Burlinson, Helen Entwisle, Seb Mesnard, and many more!!
Anonymous collective Golau Glau first exhibition takes place from 10-13 November 2011. New works will be debuted, photographs will be displayed, there will be one hell of a launch party with bands and DJs sympathetic to the GG aesthetic including Hookworms and Runners.
Test Space: Kitchen returns this autumn.
On Saturday 1st October Test Space: Kitchen will be hosting Chili-con-carnival vs Picklefest a one off all you can eat barbecue extravaganza
Best Joined Up are very pleased to bring the first of their regular Live Art, Cinema and Music sessions to Test Space.
Set in Leed’s newest cultural hotspot we shall be playing host to a fully fledged creative mishappening.
THE P.C. P*LICE present…
ROSEANNE BARRR an awesome drum/bass punk band power duo from South London. Plus Thee Cuss Words and Etai Keshiki
Bad-Fotography.co.uk, Deathray and Test Space Leeds presents:
A new DIY night dedicated to playing: IDM / Dark Wave / New Wave / Synth Wave / Gothic / Post Punk / Industrial and more.
Bad Fotography’s Trent Rampage will be DJing along with Deathray’s Ash Carr and Phil Crosskill.
We are very pleased to have the Krafty Sluts back again on July 24th at the Test Space studios. Krafty Sluts will be working on festival art projects for Raisetheroof, Blissfields and Kendal, and will welcome artists or decor creators to come, share ideas and use the space.
You are invited to the launch night of Self Made. An exhibition curated by Fonica Magazine running from July 29th to August 4th at Test Space in Leeds.
This exhibition is designed to promote brand new talent from Leeds and York.
Test Space is very pleased to be involved with LOOP Arts Fair, hosted at Marshalls Mill, Leeds. For one weekend LOOP Arts Fair will be showcasing some of the most exciting and original applied artists, graphic designers and illustrators currently working in the UK.
On June 24th we will be hosting a free exhibition featuring the works of Drew Millward, Tommy Davidson and Godisdad plus live music from Hookworms and Broken Arm
Test Space launches it’s new regular comedy event, The Comedy Space, on the 13th May with Dan Logan and friends.
We are very pleased to have the Krafty Sluts back again on May 14th, after hosting two previous events at the Test Space studios. Krafty Sluts will be working on festival art projects for Raisetheroof, Blissfields and Kendal, and will welcome artists or decor creators to come, share ideas and use the space.
On May 25th the Skeleton Project, a collaboration of theatre performers and practitioners from West Yorkshire, will be hosting the their regular monthly mid-week theatre slot at Test Space.
4th-5th June. A weekend of creative workshops from industry professionals across film, music, art and photography, rapid exhibitions, live art and music showcases.
In the wake of the recent disaster in Japan, a community of local artists and promoters from all over Yorkshire have been moved to work together in order to raise money and awareness to support the people most affected by one of the biggest earthquakes in the history of our planet.
A group of over 100 artists both locally and internationally are working on submitting pieces of art to the project. A live auction event in Leeds at the end of April 2011 will be organised by the Beating Arts collective, with all profits going towards the crisis in Japan.
On April 27th the Skeleton Project, a collaboration of theatre performers and practitioners from West Yorkshire, will be hosting the first of a regular monthly mid-week theatre slot at Test Space.
Brown & Benbow present…
DO U LIKE ME?
Social Inclusion Vs. Social Ineptitude
A multimedia exhibition dealing with shock, acceptance, humour, anger and the urge to create.
The compulsion to create – is the reaction important? Does the work exist if nobody sees it?
Papergirl is coming to Leeds. Started in 2006 by Aisha Ronniger in Berlin , as an experiment to artistically connect with people in an urban environment, Papergirl has since spread around the world. The premise is simple; artists donate work to be distributed by a critical mass of cyclists to random members of the public at an unspecified time and date. From 8th-17th April Test Space will be hosting the first Papergirl Leeds exhibition.
On the 18th March Test Space opened up our new space for a weekend of creative happenings; involving rapid exhibitions, live music, pop up café, art market and more.
The weekend kicked off Friday 18th March with a sampler night of work from Leeds artists, designers, musicians and creative makers. As well as a chance to see our new home and enjoy a drink with us after a long few weeks of unpacking and setting up
Partnering with NOISEfestival.com and Factory4, Leeds Test Space selected a total of twelve graphic designers, illustrators and screen printers to work in either Leeds or Manchester. Artists were given one day to make work which was then showcased the following day at a rapid exhibition at either Birds Yards, Leeds or NOISELAB, Manchester.
A nine day showcase of artists, designers and music split across two sites, 42 New Briggate and Crash Records. Test Space showcased over thirty artists across print, fine art, graphic design, fashion and illustration, thirteen music acts, hosted six rapid three day
exhibitions, a themed photography night, a number of talks and a moving image showcase.