Hi,

I'm Kerri, an artist-researcher-educator. I work through horizontal, convivial modes; putting experimentation, affirmation and mutual aid at the forefront of any encounter.  I approach learning contexts as an artist and utilise active, heuristic and asset-led approaches to try new things, co-produce or reflect on lived experiences.

 

In 2018, I became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice Art, Design and Communication from University of the Arts London. I have a current DBS check and am particularly interested in the politics of collaboration and equity of access to creative process and learning.

 

For the past five years I have worked inside and outside educational institutions - advocating for experiential learning, inclusive infrastructures and critical engagement. I often work across ages (5+) and abilities (Foundation to PhD and outside formal learning). Recent themes have included: collaboration and interdisciplinarity, economies and ecologies of practice, feminist process, careers and work-related learning, DIY/DIWO/DIA, anarchic making and articulating life-wide learning.

 

I have designed and delivered lecturers, projects, workshops, research, mentoring and exchange with: football associations, community organisations, various clubs, charities, universities, artist-led spaces, galleries and museums and shared research and practice at conferences and symposium. Organisations I have contributed to include: University of the Arts, Middlesex University, Goldsmiths University, Birkbeck University, The Royal College of Art, Salford University, The Saturday Club, Winter Pride UK, Tottenham Hotspurs, The Antiuniversity, East Street Arts, Supernormal Festival, Lewisham Arthouse, Bethlem Gallery, GRAFT Lancaster, Jamboree, Ebor Studios, a-n, UP Projects, Tate Exchange, Paradox European Forum for Fine Art and more.

I am currently working part-time as an independent researcher, developing a life-wide learning evaluative framework for University of the Arts London. This is part of a wider ERASMUS+ project with CLAN (Collaborative Learning Action Networks), a Europe-wide group co-designing open source infrastructure to support adult learners. Alongside this, I continue to work as a freelance educator and Associate Artist with UAL’s Careers and Employability Widening Participation team, designing workshop sessions, mentoring and facilitating focus groups contributing to their core programme for students and graduates.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more or are interested learning design, delivery or infrastructure. I am open to invitations to contribute to programmes, co-deliver/design sessions, visit groups and courses or work on longer-term projects, commitments or roles.

Email: contact@kerrijefferis.com

Phone: 07547124976

I am currently based in North Yorkshire but often travel throughout UK for work.

Details of my wider art practice with Sophie Chapman can be found at: sophieandkerri.com.