Workshop. Performance art and identity - Youth Workshops


CoCA, in collaboration with White Elephant Trust is excited to offer this series of free youth workshops with artist Audrey Baldwin.


These workshops will allow participants to gain knowledge in the creation of contemporary performance art, with a focus on identity and site specificity. The workshops will cover all aspects of performance art – contextual, conceptual and practical --with the end result being a live performance developed by both Audrey and workshop attendees.

Attendance is free, but numbers are limited.

We recommend participants attend all four workshops.

For further information and to apply, email

Workshop #1: Introduction to Performance Art
3 September 1 – 3 pm
Location: White Elephant HQ 442 Tuam St

An overview of performance art and introduction to Audrey’s practice with a live Group discussion of common interests, identities and ideas.

Workshop # 2: Ideas and Planning
10 September 1 – 3 pm
Location: White Elephant HQ 442 Tuam St

Group discussion and brainstorming with a focus on individual responses to performance art. Talk about site and practical parameters, including objects, costuming, contextual readings and documentation. Begin developing performance ideas.

Workshop #3: Practical Performance Workshopping
17 September 1 – 3pm
Location: CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki, 66 Gloucester St and site visit to performance venue


Practical workshopping of performance ideas, group idea sharing and rehearsal. Site visit to the performance. Practical development performance ideas onsite.


Public Performance
24 September – Site and performance details to be developed with participants.


This project is proudly supported by Christchurch City Council through the Transitional City Projects Fund 

CoCA is proud to be collaborating with White Elephant Trust in hosting these events. 



Image: Audrey Baldwin, Taughtrope, 2016
Performance, 60 metres of Indian snack foods
Site specific performance at the museum of Chandigarh as part of the Morni Hills Performance Art Biennial