Test Card @Texture

Test Card is an event series showcasing and exploring creative audio visual performance, interactive storytelling and digital creative culture


All events are held regularly and hosted in the Northern Quarter venue T exture, a hidden gem of the Manchester scene renowned across the North West for it’s state of the art projection system.


Test Card Showcase Events
Spearheaded by the T est Card Showcase every last Friday of the month, the showcase events give an open platform for artists, filmmakers and VJ’s to showcase new work. Other events include the popular Bring Your Own Beamer, a DIY exhibition event where artist of any style are welcome to pop along with personal projectors, plug in and project anywhere in the venue.

Test Card Talk Programme
The talk programme invites both local and internationally leading artists, filmmakers, VJ’s and digital creatives to share the journey of their careers and give sneak peeks of new work, with concluding Q&A’s which allow the audience to engage directly with leaders in creative fields. Upcoming events include the artist R obert Henke, C hristopher Allan of London Studio T he Light Surgeons and local Manchester resident Emmanuel Biard.

Test Card Workshop Programme
This innovative programme works to develop participants creative and technical skills while exploring new software, technologies and techniques through the mediums of projection mapping, live performance sound, coding, filmmaking, and VJ’ing.

Test Cards Creative Director & Programmer Sean Clarke says:
“The response to the project so far both locally and internationally has been overwhelming. We will continue showcase and nurture the community within manchester while expanding our growing programme of world class artists; e xploring, pushing the boundaries and showcasing the future of live audiovisual performance”

Test Card x AV Silk Road Launch Party
Friday 26th February. 7.30pm, £free
A collaborative project between Test Card, Birmingham based Chromatouch and VJ London to create a network though out the UK for AV artists. As part of this project we have invited the amazingly talented L’Aubaine up from VJ London to showcase her live cinema performance Morocco.

Test Card Talks: Robert Henke
Monday 29th February, 7pm, £free
Artist talk and Q&A

Test Card Talks: Emmanuel Biard
Wednesday 30th March, 7pm, £free
Artist talk and Q&A

Test Card Talks: Christopher Allan (The Light Surgeons)
Wednesday 9th March, 7pm, £free
Artist talk and Q&A

Test Card Talks: Dan Hett + Donald Hanson (gifSlap)
Wednesday 6th April, 7PM, £free
Artist talk and Q&A

All events are held at Texture, Lever Street, M1 1FL
Tickets for all events are currently free and available via Eventbrite HERE




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