Kerri Jefferis
CV

About

I am a collaborative, visual artist with a particular interest in transformative, experiential learning and making space for people to access creative play in their everyday. I have worked both inside and outside institutions and am committed to producing culture with others in affirmative, experimental ways; enacting knowledge exchange and mutual understanding across disciplines, experiences and sectors

Key Capabilities

Cooperation: embracing the goals of others, generosity, reciprocity and interdependence, positive rapport, effective teamwork, empathetic consideration of context or conditions.

Orchestration: design and delivery of systems and processes to aid production and organisation, communication, preparing for future needs, persistence, encouraging solidarities.

Creativity: nimble engagement with diverse content or ideas, exploring divergent perspectives, imagination, experimentation, questioning in pursuit of insight and invention.

Enterprise: study and engagement with thinking and doing beyond orthodoxy, proactive opportunity seeking, reflection, positive attitude and constructive approach to challenge.

Ethics: practicing values that contribute to change, compromise, perspective taking, embracing accountability, critical evaluation and considered response to negotiating risk.

Adaptability: responsive to challenge, alive to patterns or blocks, observant listening, problem solving through speculation, tenacity, resilience, relinquishing power and holding complexity.

Current Work

Community Engagement Officer, Vic Park Community Centre, Perth, Western Australia, 2022 - ongoing

          Program design, fundraising, partnership creation, project management, marketing, facilitation, evaluations and reporting

Associate researcher, REBEL: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, remote working, 2018 - ongoing

Workshop design and facilitation, developmental work on resources, tools, website, units and curriculum

Recent Experience

Evaluation lead, Creative Shift: University of the Arts London, 2020 - ongoing

Designing tools to evidence Theory of Change, report writing, focus groups, staff training and strategic development

Commissioned artist, An Ode to Beeston: Jon Orlek x East Street Arts, due end of 2021

Collaborative project design and coordination, admin, sound production and edit

Facilitator, Training the Trainers: REBEL staff workshops, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2021/ongoing

Design and facilitation of context specific introduction and training for teams and project groups

Focus group lead, Not Just A Shop, University of the Arts London, online, November 2021

Design, facilitation, research and report writing

 

Workshop lead, Low-fi Sci-fi, Middlesex University, BA Fine Art online, Oct 2021

Design and facilitation

REBEL film coordinator, London Design Festival x University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, August 2021

Set dressing, workshop facilitation, script design and film coordination

REBEL lead, Technological University Dublin, online, April 2021 and March 2022

Design and facilitation of bespoke online workshops

Programme leader, Foundation in Art and Design, Craven College, Skipton, Feb-June 2021

Final major project tutor, assessment, feedback, exhibition install and curation

Visiting tutor, The Other MA, Southend, online, 2020-2021

Associate artist tutor, 1:1 tutorials

Co-project design and facilitation, The Walk of Life, Life Experience x WYFI, online, Jan-March 2021

Project management, design, facilitation, liaise with support workers, final film edit

Video workshop, Toy Stories: animation for kids, North Yorkshire Together: digital programme, online, Jan 2021

Workshop design, shoot, edit

Co-workshop lead, Low-fi Sci-fi, Fresh Perspective, online, Nov 2020

Design and facilitation

Co-workshop lead, Improv with Strangers, 12o Collective, online, April 2020

Design and facilitation

Co-project design and facilitation, Making the Journey, Life Experience xWYFI x The Basement Project, Huddersfield, Feb-March 2020

Project management, design, facilitation, final film edit

REBEL workshops, University of the Arts London, Student Union, London, Feb 2020

Previous Experience

Employability practitioner, Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2017-2019

Design and delivery employability teaching across colleges and disciplines: cv, job hunting, career planning etc.

Co-project design and facilitation, Free Movement of Culture, Lewisham Arthouse, London 2017

Two day international artist exchange: format design, project management, coordination, hosting and facilitation.

Practice and engagement officer, Middlesex University, London 2014-2017

Local partnerships, knowledge exchange, student engagement and extracurricular project management.

 

Module lead, PROUD: LGBTIQ+ Politics, Middlesex University, London 2016

Interdisciplinary, extracurricular module with Suzanne van Rossenberg, Winter Pride and many partners.

Project manager, Loraine Leeson: Lambeth Floating Marsh Launch, London, 2015

Planning, production, marketing and administration for the launch event.

Visiting lecturer: Royal College of Art, Middlesex, Birkbeck and Goldsmiths Universities.

 

Workshop lead: East Street Arts, Leeds Inspired, Ebor Studios, a-n Assembly, GRAFT Lancaster, The Saturday Club, 12ø Collective, Tate Exchange, UP Projects, Charlton Gallery, Jamboree, Antiuniversity and more...

Academic

Interview featured in, 'REBEL: Evaluating and Producing Publics through Playful Interaction' paper by Marsha Bradfield and Fred Meller, Public Art Dialogue, Public Art and Play: A Serious Piece of Nonsense issue, published Spring 2022

Contributor, Knowledge Exchange: Adversity, Trauma and Resilience, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, Life Experience, March 2021

 

Contributor, Conference: ‘What is Knowledge Transfer?’ University of the Arts London, July 2018

 

Contributor, Conference: ‘Austerity, Adversity, Art?’ National Association of Fine Art Educators, March 2018

 

Co-organiser, LGBTIQ+ interdisciplinary study day: Goldsmiths University (Women’s Art Library x Winter Pride UK), October 2017

 

Keynote, Annual conference: ‘For, About, Nearby: The value of diversity and difference in Fine Art practice, research and education,’ Paradox: European Forum for Fine Art, September 2017

 

Speaker, Student-led project: The Feminist Internet, University of the Arts London, September 2017

Professional

Board member, Craven Arts/Craven Arts House, 2021

Mentor, University of the Arts London Professional Mentoring Scheme, 2019-2021

 

Volunteer, Collective North, 2018

Fellow, Higher Education Association, 2018-current

Member, National Association of Fine Art Educators, 2014-current

 

Studio holder and member (education working group), artist-led cooperative/charity, Lewisham Arthouse, 2016-18

Creative

I have had a collaborative creative practice with Sophie Chapman since 2016, see full CV here for details on exhibitions, project work, awards, commissions and publishing.

Awards

a-n mentoring bursary a-n, 2019/2020

National Lottery Project Grant Artist House 45, Arts Council England, 2019

Shortlisted Collaborate! Jerwood, nominated by UK wide curators, 2019

PEER FORUM Artquest x Peckham Platform, 2018/2019

Developing your Creative Practice Arts Council England, 2018/2019

Artists Bursary Scheme Artsadmin, 2018/2019

Graduate Studio Award Lewisham Arthouse, 2017

Published

Private Insurrections to Loosen Public Ground +self published, edition of 50, 1) Aug 2018 2) Aug 2021

Role Play: Having a Larp +by Sarah Jury, Art Monthly, Oct 2019

Text Hates Poetry +edited by Harn und Drang, publication, June 2019

Feminist acts of resistance and withdrawal in London +by Helena Reckett, Burlington Contemporary, Mar 2019

I HATE IT BUT IT’S FREE molejoy EP review +by Beats to the Bar, Mar 2019

DIY • DIWO • DIA +by Louise Ashcroft, Art Monthly, Mar 2019

For artists to survive we must ‘build alliances and advocate for each other’ +by Trevor H. Smith, a-n, Nov 2018

Desire Lines and Disorientation +by Theo Hall, a-n, Aug 2018

500 words artists shouldn’t use this week… +with Rosalie Schweiker, a-n, Oct 2017

teaching for people who prefer not to teach +edited by Mirjam Bayerdoerfer and Rosalie Schweiker, AND Publishing, 2017

A Punk Manual +self published, Nov 2016

The idea is that knowledge is created and shared by people written +by Lydia Ashman, a-n, May 2016

NAWKI online review 2K16 +The White Pube, Feb 2016

We've Been Thinking about Alternatives +by Elena Colman, Artlicks, issue 18, Feb 2016

Residencies

Artist House 45 East Street Arts, Leeds, May - Sept 2019

Time and Space residency METAL Southend Dec 2018

Summer Residency Programme Scottish Sculpture Workshop Lumsden, Aug 2018

The Palace Nysa, Poland, July 2017

Learning Plays: A School of Schools with Chto Delat What is Socialist Art Today? Impulse Festival, Dusseldorf, Germany, Summer 2016

Whittingdale Residency CaW London and surrounds, Summer 2015

Decompression Gathering Summer Camp 'Bread Kneads Hands' with Amy Fransceschini, Radical Intention, Florence, Italy, Summer 2014

Other

Current Enhanced DBS check, 2021

ACRO police clearance, 2021

Prevent training, 2021

 

Safeguarding training, 2021

Disability awareness training, University of the Arts London 2018

Full UK driving licence

 

Public liability insurance

 

Adobe proficient: premiere pro, illustrator, photoshop, indesign

Education

Distinction, Postgraduate Certificate: Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication, University of the Arts London, 2019

 

First Class, BA (Hons) Fine Art (with exit award in social practice), Middlesex University, London, 2011/2014

 

Distinction, Foundation in Fine Art, Byam Shaw, London, 2011

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