Kerrie Avery

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KA Productions — Theatre and Music Festival Project Manager – Production Assistant for National and International Music Tours – Production Management Assistant BBC Bristol – Wardrobe/Costume Design – Photography

A high calibre, creative and consistent professional, with experience of working as an Artist Liaison Manager, Project Manager and Festival Advancer for a number of Major UK Music and Theatre Festivals including Bestival, Camp Bestival, Mayfest Contemporary Theatre Festival, Sonisphere, Creamfields and SWN Welsh Music Festival. 

Kerrie has extensive experience of high-level Project Management and Production administration experience across both the music and theatre industry and has a calm, yet driven approach to working in high-pressure, deadline driven environments. Her people skills and enthusiasm are second to none.

Practised in producing work to an exceptionally high standard, either within a team or under her own initiative.  Kerrie has managerial, budgeting and administrational experience in top-level commercial environments and is confident in using these skills across the range of industries she has worked in.

 

 

Portfolio

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – RADIO CITY/METRO RADIO ARENA TOUR

Portfolio image: Kerrie Avery - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Working alongside the Production Manager for EMO Ltd, I acted as Production Assistant delivering a weeklong schedule of arena shows across the UK. The shows were multi-act and my role included daily set up and dismantle of the production offices, dressing room and scheduling management, management of artist liaison staff and overseeing artist hospitality, press and transportation.

PROMOTER’S REPRESENTATIVE – SWN FESTIVAL

Portfolio image: Kerrie Avery - PROMOTER'S REPRESENTATIVE - SWN FESTIVAL
Working as a representative of Radio 1’s Huw Stephen’s music festival in Cardiff (SWN Festival). Setting up the venue’s dressing rooms to accommodate the performers. Acting as liaison with the artists on the day of performance. Managing volunteers to care for each act. Managing budgets and accounts for band settlements. Working with the Production Team at the local venues to make sure each act can perform to their best ability.

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PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER – SEARCH PARTY, SAVE ME: A CONVERSATION ACROSS THE CITY

Portfolio image: Kerrie Avery - Principal Photographer - Search Party, Save Me
For two hours each day, for 11 days during Mayfest 2011, Bristol-based performance duo, Search Party, spoke to each other across the reaches of Bristol Harbour, using semaphore.rnrnArnolfini working with Mayfest and Theatre Bristol published a new book with Search Party and The University of Chichester about how a simple act of performance in May became to represent the struggles of distant connection.rnrnWorking alongside Search Party, I documented the 10 days and 22 hours of Semiphore Conversation that took place across the harbourside of Bristol. My images made up the majority of the published book

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PROJECT MANAGER – MAYFEST

Portfolio image: Kerrie Avery - Mayfest Project Manager
Working with the Mayfest Artistic Directors to advance the 30 theatre companies involved in the festival and manage their experience whilst in the City. Liaising between the companies and the 10 venues and outside performance locations on production matters. Managing Ground Transport and Hotel bookings. Managing and timetabling the volunteer team. Managing the Mayfest Pop-Up Café. Requesting, collating and distributing technical information.

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ARTIST LIAISON AND PRODUCTION MANAGER – BESTIVAL, CAMP BESTIVAL, CREAMFIELDS, SONISPHERE, WAKESTOCK

Portfolio image: Kerrie Avery - ARTIST LIAISON AND PRODUCTION MANAGER
Advancing production of all artists and performers at 6 major UK music festivals including Bestival, Camp Bestival, Sonisphere, Creamfields, Rockness, Wakestock and Bloodstock Open Air;rnrnBeing the central point of contact between the promoters (Sunday Best, Killimanjaro, Loud Sound, BloodstockOA), the Artists, the Production Teams and Site Operations to ensure that the performances of each artist are delivered without problems;rnrnManaging online database and online information systems for each festival, some having up to 350 artists/bands/companies involved;rnrnManaging the Artist Liaison Team and physical set up of the Dressing Room compounds;rnrnFace to face contact with each artist and tour manager at the event themselves;rnrnOrganising Ground Transport and Hotel Accommodation for acts;rnrnManaging Guest List Box Offices;rnrnManaging Finances for Rider Budgets and Expenses;rnrnRe-programming live Running Orders at short notice;rnrnStage Management.

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PRODUCTION AND WARDROBE ASSISTANT – THE HUMAN LEAGUE

Portfolio image: Kerrie Avery - PRODUCTION AND WARDROBE ASSISTANT - THE HUMAN LEAGUE
Working alongside the bands manager as production and wardrobe assistant to band in the UK, Europe, US and Asia. Acting as PA to the Principal band members. Managing day to day ground transport. Working with local production teams to ensure the show is of a consistent standard each day. Managing merchandise sales and accounts. Managing interview, meet and greet and photography sessions. Ensuring communication between the touring party is maintained of day to day changes.