Spill the Tea with Audrey Baldwin – A live, unfiltered and free Q&A session with ‘Art mother of New Christchurch’ artist and curator Audrey Baldwin exploring curation, production, and arts employment.
7.30 PM Aug 30th, 2023 at Photosynthesis | 10/400 Saint Asaph Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011
What exactly does a curator do? How do you navigate an art opening? What goes on an artist’s CV? How does one network? Curious but too shy to ask? This is your opportunity to ask an arts professional all sorts of questions anonymously.
Join us for a live, unfiltered Q&A session covering curation, production and arts employment with Ōtautahi creative and ‘Art mother of New Christchurch’ Audrey Baldwin.
From public art events and pop-up exhibitions to writing proposals and packaging artworks; Audrey will do her best to answer whatever art industry questions come her way with good humour, candour and a cup of (whisky) tea.
Submit a question for Audrey to answer during her live event: https://forms.gle/Zh6n1k49qb4bXpbR9
About the speaker:
Audrey Baldwin is a Zimbabwean-born, Ōtautahi based performance artist, curator, and event producer. She graduated from the Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury in 2009 and has shown in galleries nationally as well as overseas.
Audrey’s practice incorporates live performance, event production and curating. Finding playful and meaningful ways to engage with and expand audiences for contemporary art is a key value in her work.
Her events aim to find ways to demystify and make art accessible in order to strengthen and broaden the arts community. Audrey has been at the forefront of enlivening and activating public spaces in Christchurch since 2010 – particularly in the central city through pop-up artworks and events such as First Thursdays Chch, Shared Lines Collaborative and The Social Artists Collective.
Alongside her solo art practice, she often works with local organisations such as The Physics Room Contemporary Art Space, WORD Christchurch, CoCA Toi Moroki and Ōtautahi Creative Spaces.
To balance out all the seriousness, Audrey runs the Chch branch of Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School with Rosie Reckless, combining life drawing with burlesque and bad puns.
Aside from spreadsheets and free wine at openings, she enjoys over-catering potluck dinners, cats, yum cha and astrology memes.